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The Exhausted Place

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in General | 0 comments

It’s Thursday, and my last long day of work. Normally Fridays were off, but my most obnoxious client can only do her one-hour session then. After days like yesterday, when I have eight hours of tutoring plus two-and-a-half hours of driving/waiting, with no chance of stopping home, half-days start to feel as relaxing as weekends. An hour on Friday?...

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Update on The Cost of Pride

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in General | 2 comments

After Art and Agatha went to bed, Fierce and I had a long whispered conversation in the room we are temporarily sharing with our son Wolfie. Eventually Fierce fell asleep and then I ruminated for over two hours. The more I thought about it, the angrier I became. Angry that Art had been drinking so much without my knowledge, angry that he had been such an...

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The Cost of Pride

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in General | 0 comments

Tonight I got into my first real fight with my father-in-law. My in-laws have been here since Friday, and will be here until Tuesday morning. Today we had a big birthday party for Wolfie and then were going to order pizza for dinner. My FIL, Art, declares, “I want sausage, pepperoni, and green peppers or black olives.” This automatically means...

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