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Monthly Archives: December 2010

serendipity

Wrapping up a week down in Massachusetts tomorrow and heading back to Vermont on Saturday. My mind is swimming with potential resolutions and end-of-year lists and infographics. For now, I’m typing in a dark chilly room while Jim takes a late afternoon nap beside me and it’s dark and cold outside. 2010 has been a [...]

planning, scheming and snacking

So the Christmas Bird Count went well. I went for a nice long walk in the woods and saw nothing, and then I walked along the road on the way to the supermarket and saw a bunch of the little local birds and one big pileated woodpecker. I even managed to get a photo. The [...]

1, 2, 3 and A, B, C

Josh recently did this, reminding me that I’ve been meaning to do this. The alphabet, according my browser’s URL autocomplete suggestions: A is for Amazon – because I have a smart keyword set up for it. B is for Paperbackswap.com – for no reason I can immediately understand. C is for Couchsurfing – I hosted [...]

1, 2, 3 bird

This coming Saturday is the Christmas Bird Count which, yes, is not actually happening on Christmas. I’ll be participating somewhere in-between working at the library and heading to friends’ to have some dinner. I’ve been fighting with my internet connection here somewhat. It always goes kablooey when the weather starts getting cold and wet. There’s [...]

the siren song of the road I didn’t take

Late Thanksgiving means fewer days of somewhat aimless dread between now and the great holidaytime EXIT door which is New Year’s Eve. Actually I’m doing pretty much fine this year. I’m participating in some random holidaytime stuff [gift exchange via Elfster and a card exchange with internet friends] as well as some real life stuff. [...]