Buttfulnes

Hump Day Shorts June 17, 2017
sedum with rain drops

On the half hour drive home from Will’s school yesterday, I asked him how long he thought it would be until there was a drone-like service that would pick kids up at their house and take them to school. Not through the cow path streets of our town but as the crow flies. A direct […]

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When you think you are doing everything right…

Hump Day Shorts June 17, 2017
Rho

I have a seasonal dysfunction every spring: too much in my head to draw out complete, concise thoughts on paper. I write this Tuesday evening in the library. After an hour of trying to collect current thoughts, I’ve decided to send this to you. I wrote it last September and stashed it. When I uncovered […]

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The Management of Knowledge

Hump Day Shorts June 17, 2017
Dumpster

By nature, I am a worker bee, not a manager. Give me a specific task, I will do it. I’m happier doing a small project all by myself than taking on a large project and delegating pieces out. As a volunteer for a local non-profit organization, I’ve recent;y had “small” tracking projects challenging my patience. […]

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8 Thoughts

Hump Day Shorts June 17, 2017
peony

Today, I managed to collect very, very random thoughts in eight completely unrelated paragraphs. Will is 13 years old and will be a freshman in high school next year. When he was six months old, we brought him home from South Korea, and he was the length of his now 13-year-old shin. Liam is 11 […]

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D.C. Barriers

Hump Day Shorts May 7, 2017
DC south lawn WH entrance

So much subject matter and research material. So little time have I carved out to write. I went away for five days the end of March to write. I was successful in playing the character of Linda Malcolm the whole time. Five new stories from that trip have been reviewed by my writers’ group, and […]

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When Mercury is in Retrograde

Hump Day Shorts April 20, 2017
cactus branches

As I was sitting at the table yesterday morning working on a project, a bird thunked into the living room window. I know robins nest in the rhododendron tucked tightly in a corner next to the outer living room wall. My first thought was that I hoped it wasn’t a mama bird; then I wondered […]

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