July 8, 2017 (Saturday)

July 7, 2018

I’m not in a very equanimous space right now. I’m angry, I’m depressed. I’ve spent this past week of pretty weather – just for a change, we actually had consistently good weather – hacking my guts out and having non-fever fever sweats, doing double laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and listening to both A. and […]

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July 7, 2017 (Friday)

July 6, 2018

My mind feels like it was flayed (or something very like) over this past week. It was, in name, a vacation week. So our routines were not routines of workweek – we slept as long as we wanted (or, more accurately, could), we tried to cook and dine in a weekend manner, but it wasn’t […]

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July 6, 2017 (Thursday)

July 5, 2018

I set myself this task, during meditation, as a kind of experiment. It’s about strengthening my ability to stay focused on the breath and not letting my mind wander too much. When I relax my face, my mouth naturally droops at the corners. Lately I’ve noticed the lines this creates getting more etched. So I […]

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July 5, 2017 (Wednesday)

July 4, 2018

It’s the day after a major holiday, and all the rush hour traffic noise is back. It actually makes me hate summer even more because in this season my windows are open. The racket is inescapable. And furthermore, it’s actually lovely summer weather for a change – temperate, almost, and low humidity, plus cooled-off (sort […]

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July 4, 2017 (Tuesday)

July 3, 2018

So now I, too, am sick with this China bug A. imported via R., and it’s an ugly fucker. I can feel it chiseling its way into my sinuses, not to mention that my throat feels like pavement that’s been graded / abraded in preparation for repaving with hot tar. The top part of my […]

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July 3, 2017 (Monday)

July 2, 2018

Now W. and I have both come down with this bug with which A. was – still is – sick. He probably got it in Berlin from R., who picked it up in China. International travel, globalization – you can’t beat it. W. was really grumpy yesterday, coming down with it hard by late afternoon. […]

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July 2, 2017 (Sunday)

July 1, 2018

It looks like it’s going to be boiling hot today and that we’ll be turning on the A/C again later. Early this morning the upstairs registered 78ºF, downstairs 76ºF. Now it’s climbing, climbing to who knows where. I don’t know… I’m not a fan of summers here. The humidity blows. And I don’t care if […]

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July 1, 2017 (Saturday)

June 30, 2018

Today is Saturday, so I slept a little longer after waking up at 5:55a.m., and in that second little sleep, I had the most interesting dream. I was staying at my mother’s – at my parents’, I suppose, since the implication seemed to be that both of them were around, but my mother was the […]

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June 30, 2017 (Friday)

June 29, 2018

This morning I’m rushing here. W. has it in mind to get an earlier train, and I want to walk with him to get some exercise before the rising heat and humidity, forecast for today, really hit us. Yesterday, while A. was in Boston, I worked in the garden. Today I’m achy. It’s just appalling […]

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June 29, 2017 (Thursday)

June 28, 2018

This morning A. heads to the consulate in Boston to see about getting his third citizenship. E. will be able to do the same. They are so fortunate. Lottery win. Last night I boiled some corn, sautéed vegetables and steak. Easy. We ate outside, had some wine. I don’t know how I’m going to manage […]

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