Is this still available? My adventures on Facebook Marketplace.

PLANTS 2 snake plants, one with pot 3 blooming cacti 1 large cactus and basket PICTURES/FRAMES 2 picture frames 2 flower-bird pictures 2 huge women and flower paintings PILLOWS & DRAPES3 ‘boho’ pillows 2 blue pillows 4 panels of damask drapes FURNITURE 1 pink office chair 1 “Renaissance” chair 1 green office chair DECORATIVE ITEMS…

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Is American Gun Violence a Form of Cultural Cannibalism?

I wondered this question while listening to the news about the mass shooting at King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, the second of its kind in the last seven days. These events are the product of structural, social, and interpersonal factors, and endless streams of paper, protests, and policy revisions have been used to…

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It’s been a year: Writing my way through the pandemic

When the maelstrom of masks, mandates, and mass retreat began a year ago, I began a special writing project. Housed in a Word file called “Corona writings”, it is intended to be a record of all the things I have written since the pandemic began. It includes creative writing, academic articles and book chapters, and…

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Sparking Joy or Anxiety? Exploring the Global Shortage of Storage Cubes

I’m embroiled in a fun, mainly therapeutic design project: transforming my smallest bedroom into a sweet home office. I say mainly because I tend to get obsessive with activities like this and spend inordinate amounts of time window shopping online to select just the right pillow covers, desks, display units, and on it goes. There…

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The Path

Simplicity is the path to freedom. This was the last line in today’s 3-minute Sagittarius Today podcast that I listen to every morning before getting out of bed. After replaying the last segment of the recording to make sure I got it right, I jotted it down in the notebook app on my phone, a…

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Quo·tid·i·an Musings

Quotidian is an adjective that means of or occurring every day; daily.“the car sped noisily off through the quotidian traffic” ordinary or everyday, especially when mundane.“his story is an achingly human one, mired in quotidian details” With pearls around my neck and not a bra in sight, I sit on my couch enjoying the first…

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777Hz

After making the obligatory post-birthday “thank you for all the messages” post on Facebook I look at my beautiful cat Elliott, who lays on her scratching post, and begin crying. I’m overwhelmed and my feelings are difficult to process. She is my number one nursemaid and comes to my side when I crumple on the…

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Why am I obsessed with Big Little Lies?

I have asked my mom to get me the book Big Little Lies, by Australian author Liane Moriarty, for my birthday. In our family birthday lists are still requested and happily furnished, even on the cusp of my 48th year. Last night I finished watching the two-season series for the second time in as many…

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