November 24: Connecticut Pizza

I’m might kick myself later, but I’m eating pizza tonight. The good stuff, from Connecticut. With onions and olives and green bell peppers, because those are my favorite toppings. With the thin, doughy crust underneath, a layer of evenly distributed sauce in the middle, and the cheese that’s going to hurt me on top. My…

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November 10: Birds (Makeup Post)

Driving to work earlier this month, a flock of birds performed an air show. They swirled in unison, black and cream bodies flying up in tight formation and spreading out as they swooped downwards. They created a pattern in the morning sky, sharing their art with those of us bound to the road. The picture…

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November 23: Toothpaste

Sometimes we take the little things for granted, like toothpaste. It is always around for twice daily brushings, but when you travel and forget your tube or mistakenly assume the person you’re visiting will have extra, you realize how sorely you need it. It’s like when a tornado knocks out the power, and you suddenly…

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November 13: Bodies

I am thankful for the loving arms that embrace me when I am downtrodden, confused, and fatigued. They gently hug me hello and squeeze me in delight as well. I am thankful for the gentle hands that bought my new favorite sparkling beverage and placed the blackberry drink in the fridge to cool, the battle-scarred…

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November 7: Workplace Blessings

My workplace is collecting comments of gratitude from staff this week, and writing that email felt a lot like blogging for WordPress in this Month of Rejoicing, so I thought I’d share my response here as well. I am grateful for trusting relationships with my clients and the chance to speak Swahili with some of…

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