Category Archives: Observatory

Because Nobody Needs Poofy Hair

Prompted by a query from Rachel at my blog post bemoaning the fact that SunSilk Anti-Poof Hair Creme was no longer available, I’ve decided to update you on my research on alternatives to this magical elixir of the anti-poof. First … Continue reading

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Good-bye Trees

So, when I said daily, clearly what I meant was I would THINK about posting daily and ACTUALLY post just every few days. Sheesh. Hey, at least I made it two days in a row. In my defense, I had a hard day … Continue reading

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The Redemption of the 20-Somethings

It would be easy for me to fold up this little laptop and decide there are much more productive things to do be doing with my day. After all, there are a hundred more ways I could be more productive. … Continue reading

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I have a blog and I’m not afraid to use it

I turned a corner somewhere. Crossed a line. Went through a doorway. And I’m not sure it’s a good corner/line/doorway. I hate 20-somethings. I no longer keep quiet when something pisses me off. I’m scaring the 20-somethings when they do something … Continue reading

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The Danger of the Single Story

This is an engaging and insightful talk from Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie. I recently spoke at a university where a student told me that it was such a shame that Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my … Continue reading

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The Magic of Showing Up

If you take a look at my archives (don’t you do that on a regular basis?) you will note that there is a big drop off in my posting frequency starting in June. I mean 6 entries in August? 3 … Continue reading

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My Excalibur, My Oil and Sauce Dispenser (No. 111)

I stopped by the dollar deal shelves at the grocery store today. I was in pursuit of mandarin oranges for the semi-annual Tomorrow Salad, but first I detoured over as the stacks of plastic and cheap glass beckoned me. I’m … Continue reading

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Persona, have you met your Shadow?

A man is standing beside the road. He is a middle-aged man. He has a bald spot and a circle of brown spiky hair. He is dressed in a pressed tweed jacket, pressed dress pants, shiny dress shoes–all high-end labelled … Continue reading

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Muse Sighting II

He cycles past me going the wrong way on a one-way street. He is mounted on an old city-style bicycle. Of course the bike is old enough that when he bought it, it didn’t have the descriptor city-style, it was just a … Continue reading

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Muse Sighting

She pulls up behind me at the traffic light. She’s old. Her lips lined like someone permanently tasting a sour lemon, although that’s just the state of her face and doesn’t appear to be connected to her personality. She’s good-looking … Continue reading

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