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Once again

It seems that it's that time of year again. I've fought the last month or so of going stir crazy quite well, I think. No crazy hair cuts (yet), no running away, no bad poetry written. But it's that time of year for me.  It doesn't help much that I've spent the past week investigating… Continue reading Once again

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All Good Things Come in Three’s

Right? That's what I've heard. and in the past 24 hours: my kid sister got her first big kid job, and is juuust shy of getting her first college acceptance letter. Today is Boston Red Sox opening day! (So it was supposed to be yesterday but now it's today, which is somehow better...) I just… Continue reading All Good Things Come in Three’s

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The Fine Art of Wasting Time

I've been working at cough a large home-and-garden warehouse cough for several months now, part time. I only get two or three days a week on my schedule, but on the days that I am in, I have to get up at 4 to be ready to head out the door and be at work at 5am.… Continue reading The Fine Art of Wasting Time

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You know you're becoming woefully accustomed to getting up at 4am for work when you wake up for no reason at 415am on days when you don't work, and haven't set an alarm. Another significant indicator is being tired as hell by 8pm. Is this what having no life feels like? Nevermind, I know the… Continue reading Zzz

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Almost Over

In the past year, blogging has become one of my favorite pastimes. I've said it before and I'll say it again - it's great to encounter the vast numbers of like-minded or like-interested people all around the world. I wouldn't have even known there were so many great personalities out there if I had never… Continue reading Almost Over

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Blurb Blurb Blurb

/Blurb The First/ Last night I pierced my sister's ears, with a safety pin. I had my ears pierced that way by a friend a few years ago, and while it was a slightly traumatic few minutes, I look back on it fondly. Gabrielle, who hasn't ever had anything pierced, was suddenly contemplating getting hers… Continue reading Blurb Blurb Blurb

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Hunting for Information

I want to do good. It's surprisingly hard to find a way to do this. This has been my motivation in pursuing the Peace Corps, but I am failing in trying to look beyond that. I've been doing research and hitting a road block. There are all sorts of programs and groups for people who… Continue reading Hunting for Information

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A Yearning for Travel

I cannot stress just how much I want to travel. There are so many places I want to go, that I can't even begin to narrow it down enough to make any sort of concrete plans. I have only truly visited three countries outside of the US, though I suppose if you count layovers and… Continue reading A Yearning for Travel

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Days Ahead

So what kind of beat is life currently jamming to? The beat of adventure, that's what! Adventure, the future, forward thinking, anticipation, all that sort of thing. In light of that I thought that I'd post a couple of links and blurbs about some of the things I'm finding more intriguing as possibilities for the… Continue reading Days Ahead

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Achievement means something quite different to me than it did when I was a bit younger. As a 23 year old my recent achievements are few and far between: graduating university, getting a salaried job that leaves me responsible for 16 second graders, paying my own rent, bills, car repairs, the whole nine yards. That's… Continue reading Achievement