Category Archives: Language

Short-Timer

The house is a mess. The To-Do List is long. But I’m checked out already — I’m mentally gone. I’m a short-timer. Leave it to Seldovians to come up with an expression that so perfectly captures the state of mind … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 4 – Many Bad Words

12 November 2017: Spent the whole day cleaning the boat. Pulled out all the old junk that the original owner had installed: electric cables and foam insulation shoved underneath the gunwales, a downrigger base on the rear seat (that thing … Continue reading

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You Say Drug, I Say Dragged

Over the summer, I met people from Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands, and was able to practice some of my European language skills. “All I need now is some French people to appear,” I thought – and voilà! This September … Continue reading

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Library Caller

It’s been a hell of a week.  No matter what your political persuasion, it’s been difficult to keep things light, be inspired, stave off the anger, speculation, fear, and grief.  You know what I’m talking about.  I’ve tried to keep … Continue reading

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Going to The Other Side

I’m involved in a weird, long-distance relationship of sorts with “H,” even though we only live 17 miles apart.  I hear from my friends about all the cool things that H does. I must admit I do a bit of cyber-stalking … Continue reading

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