Month: October 2004

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Sunday October 31, 2004

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Well, I did indeed put cobwebs on my garden — or the remains of it — as I threatened to do and we have the spooky shadow machine ready. #2 son and I baked a Hallowe’en cake. I put on […]

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Saturday October 30, 2004

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This morning, I plan to write about health. Knowing that, you may choose to click the magic xanga buttons and find someone who is writing about sports, or sex, or you, but just in case you decide to stay and […]

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Friday October 29, 2004

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Ahhyee (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=ahhyee ) says it is hard to learn to knit from a book, and that is true. I have three things to say about that. The first is that there are a lot of books with beginning knitting instructions nowadays, […]

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Triglycerides

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This morning I woke up to torrential rains, rolling thunder, enormous claps of thunder with concurrent cracks of lightning. I like rain, actually. Then I had to go to the doctor, to discuss my blood. Actually, to discuss cholesterol. Mine is […]

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Sleeves

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Knowing that all of you rushed off to get a copy of Possession on the strength of my recommendation, I feel that I must tell you — in the interests of full disclosure — that I was alone in loving […]

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Wednesday October 27, 2004

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Since I am doing a second DNA scarf immediately after finishing the first, it is natural that I should compare them, isn’t it? I don’t do this with my kids, of course. I love each for his or her own […]

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Engrish

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I unpacked French baby dolls at work yesterday. They announced that they wore baby clothes size 14, which does not exist, and that they were washable at 40 degrees, which was mystifying. After all, we are not going to throw […]

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Possession

Possession: a romanceA. S. Byatt; Vintage Books 1991WorldCat•Read Online•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder Possession is an impressive book. If it were only a novel, it would be worth reading. The characters are complex and interesting. The story is suspenseful. The settings are interesting and […]