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There’s no question my husband loves his daughter, his dog and me – and no question, in that order – but he is not sentimental. He’s got his moments – as in, let’s dump my high school notes, let’s save his 80′s matchbooks – but on the whole, what Greg likes best is the ca-chunk [...]

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Our house this morning, 7:34 am. I am just running Cleo out when I turn and snap a picture of our dirt. A truck pulls up and the driver watches me, but short-shorts girl across the street doesn’t bat an eye. Walking that dog with a camera again. What-ever! Since we moved in on December [...]

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The Name of the Game

Last August, the new old house needed a chimney, and as we are not third-generation bricklayers, someone else was going to do it. Builder Dan gave us a list of proposed subcontractors. He wanted Company X, or maybe Company Y, but he did not want Dick Chilton. As in, “I hope we don’t need to [...]

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Happy Birthday, Greg

It’s my husband’s birthday. This is not my husband. This is Cleo, our passive but noisy lab. Greg – said husband – and I spend a lot of time saying things to each other like “…what’s Cleo barking at?” or “why is she barking now?” We spend a lot of time saying things like “what’s [...]

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