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Yesterday didn’t really feel like a holiday until the evening. Jesse and I spent the day in our usual way: we played tennis in the morning. We drank coffee and ate things. I wrote. He worked on his computer doing computer-y things. Last year, this time, we were in San Francisco. We watched the fireworks […]

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Christmas Snapshots

While opening presents, it’s pretty much a requirement that you wear at least one element of the wrapping. I swear, there was nothing in the egg nog. No, really! Mom and I decided to take silly self-portraits. At first, she didn’t get the “make silly faces” memo. But, she’s a quick learner… Mom and Dad […]

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The holidays, in scenes: We host a Star Wars-themed Christmas party, and I bake and bake and bake, and our friends come over and howl with laughter over the notoriously bad Star Wars Christmas Special¬†we torture them with. The house is full of happy sounds–talking, laughing, eating. The Christmas tree glows. Our friends compete for […]

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How to Tell the Semester’s Over

In case you ever wondered how to tell whether I’m on break or not, here are some signs. 1. This weekend, I made bread. The most beautiful, glorious, lovely loaf I’ve ever made. (Okay, fine. That was the second batch I made that day. The first batch never made it to the rising stage because […]

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The Waiting

Yesterday was the last day of regular classes this semester. I must admit, I’m more sad than I expected to be. I really enjoyed this semester; I loved my classes and my students, and I felt like my work load this semester was just right. As much as I’m looking forward to the break (and […]

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