Last Week Tonight

Last week was A Week.  Some weeks we gaze at the news from afar, and other weeks we lift it up and carry it on our shoulders. I don’t think I can say much about Cecil the Lion that hasn’t already been said.  Yes, it was unthinkably cruel — not to mention illegal.  Yes, those responsible should […]

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Friday

Happy Friday!  I began my day with a spectacular fall on the steps of the Library.  Currently sporting the bloody knees to prove it. Things can only go up from here, right? My weekend plans include a Nationals baseball game tonight with friends, taking a full GRE practice test on Sunday (dun dun dunnnnn), and […]

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Blogs I Read

First and foremost, Blogs Written by My Friends: A Prairie Populist: Josh writes topical posts on Minnesota writers, history, and — for a fun twist — bioethics.  He also once sent me the following text: “Paul Giamatti is behind me and I think I’m going to cry.” That’s why we’re friends. Keep Your Feet: Amelia […]

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Friday

Bad Hamlet My friend Kay and I went to see Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet: The First Quarto on Wednesday.  The production value was fantastic for $15, and it was interesting to see the differences between the First Quarto and the later Quarto and Folio (unpolished “To Be or Not to Be,” two guys […]

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Thanksgiving 2013

I’m thankful for hands that can mop floors, cut out dough circles, set the table. For a sister who will watch Lena’s Holiday with appropriate levels of shock and delight when it’s found at the end of the taped-from-TV Home Alone tape. For exciting job prospects. For a dog who will submit to being “hitched” […]

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Thanksgiving Eve

Today, I … Hid the Ghost Reaper behind Amy’s bedroom door and posed her stuffed German Shepherd in its arms.  Nothing says “welcome home” like a tasteful prank. Cleaned room, bathroom, and parts of living room and kitchen in preparation for Thanksgiving company. Rearranged my bookshelf (a task I delight in).  I have my books […]

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Thanksgiving: 12

Thanksgiving is always at our house. Thanksgiving is watching Home Alone in the basement with the cousins, even though it’s technically a Christmas movie. Thanksgiving is Grandpa speaking German to the dog as he makes the gravy and she salivates from her rug.  I haven’t yet taken my year of University German, but I’m old […]

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Sunday Times

9:00 a.m. Wake up.  Consider getting out of bed.  Reconsider.  Roll over and promptly fall back asleep. 11:00 a.m.  Wake up.  Consider rolling over and falling back asleep once again, but smell pancakes.  Get out of bed. 11:20 a.m. Mom makes pancakes.  Plain for dad and I (because we’re classic like that), and pumpkin cinnamon […]

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Friday Favorites 7

This View I used to think that when I grew up, I’d like to live in the city.  In the city, I thought, it would never grow dark.  I would never feel isolated or bored or afraid.  I wouldn’t need to worry about bears while dragging my trash to the street on winter evenings.  But […]

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