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Design, for Life

Recently, I’ve been considering the careers I didn’t try; that is, it didn’t occur to me to try. Fashion designer architect therapist Early music % musical theater (well, this did occur to me…) fashion historian cartoonist statistician In my freshly … Continue reading

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Triple Toe-Loop

I’ve been sitting in this coffee shop for 2 hours, and I’ve done 15 minutes of work. But that’s ok. I’m trying to process the history of my life and figure skating. I was a very serious competitive figure skater … Continue reading

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Pickles!

At a friend’s house this afternoon, I discovered a Pickling book. It is called The Joy of Pickling, and it is stately and plump and a dog has chewed off one corner. I fell for it. Pickles are a source … Continue reading

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Part II: (Refuse to go a) student-ing

Today I learned that I now hate homework with a burning fiery passion (that I didn’t know I had inside me). There comes a point, working on a homework problem, when I judge I’ve little more to gain from continuing … Continue reading

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Student-ing

It’s the first week of the new semester. Today I went to 3 classes, and somehow the effect was painfully oppressive. Now granted, three classes is a lot for one day – especially the extra-long T-Th classes. Last spring I … Continue reading

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Robert Devereux, a review

(Written in April; whatever.) Robert Deverux is an Italian, “Bel Canto” opera about Queen Elizabeth and a man she once loved who now, naturally, loves someone else. After discovering an opera called Norma on the radio last fall, I had … Continue reading

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the grad school manifesto

I’ve come again to the point of beyond caring. Fine, Whatever, skip it. I kind of like being here. Clearly, I am not going to make this work the ordinary way. I can’t catch the bus or legally park my car, I … Continue reading

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password

Trying the password method. The password is that state that I’m from, with proper capitalization. (and by “from” I mean “where I call home when I don’t mean Indiana” <=)

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The News

The news hereabouts is rather calm these days, which suits me just fine. I’ve been celebrating “I don’t have to take quals!!” week. ( There was this: Chicken seaweed spicy soup with “rice blood pudding”? Which cooked all day long… With … Continue reading

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Sundry European tidbits

“How’s the pigeon?” Waitress/Chef/Owner: “The pigeon? Delicious! Excellent!! If you are going to have pigeon you have to have it here.” Ok then. I’ll try it. (!) “Do you want it pink?” If that’s the question you’re asking me then … Continue reading

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