December 2017

Merrily We Roll Along!

Hump Day Shorts December 19, 2017
pinecone ornament

Like many of you, Malcolms are in the final push to Christmas! We fly to England Saturday morning to spend the holiday with Bill’s family. Our family’s December schedule is flip-flopping around like a fish freshly pulled to shore. My mind is carrying me along in the same fashion of fits and bursts… Last night […]

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Yankee Living

Hump Day Shorts December 15, 2017
crackers almond smaller

I started off the morning with a brisk hour-long walk around a lake. It was 22 degrees, and with the windchill, it felt like 12 degrees. I spent the next two hours coaxing my thighs and cheeks back to life. Those were the coldest parts; I think fat draws the cold in and holds onto […]

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The Rotund Tree’s Slow Evolution

Hump Day Shorts December 7, 2017
Ian under tree 1

I write this to you while sitting next to the lit Christmas tree; it’s not decorated, just lit. The tree is a round-as-it-is-tall Frasier Fir. While picking it out on Sunday, we Malcolms stuck close to our annual tradition: Scene 1, me pointing to the perfect tree; then Bill raising his arm straight up to […]

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