Category Archives: apartment

Who shall ever tell the sorrow of being on this earth?

By some chance here they are, all on this earth, and who shall ever tell the sorrow of being on this earth, lying on quilts on the grass, in a summer evening among the sounds of the night? – James … Continue reading

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The Townie and the Transplant (my guest post at Alise…Write!)

A few months ago I read that Alise over at Alise..Write! was looking for guest posts on unexpected relationships. That sounds neat, I thought, and promptly forgot all about it. Recently I woke up in the middle of the night … Continue reading

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Bigger is not better: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

As one of today’s chores I put away the 90-day supply of meds that was waiting for me in the mailbox when I got back from a weekend away. I stashed one bottle in the basket on top of the … Continue reading

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To Boston, with love

I spent the better part of the last few weeks relaxing in a suburb-that-shall-not-be-named. The weather was temperate, I had very good company, I did yoga every day and grilled every night. It was dark and quiet when I slept … Continue reading

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Comfort (or why air conditioning gives me agita)

Today will mark my first long drive during extreme heat in a car with air conditioning. Sure, the old Jeep had AC for a few months when I bought it, but by the time the first summer rolled around, that … Continue reading

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The Blessed Guilt

After four years of Jesuit education and another four years of living in community, I finally “arrived” when I moved into a teeny apartment in a bustling neighborhood in Boston. I was surprised last summer to find that five years … Continue reading

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Finishing War and Peace by Pentecost

I had to go back and look through old posts to see if I had already used this title, since I thought about using it last year when I set the goal of reading War and Peace by Pentecost. The … Continue reading

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What’s with the duckies?

Plumber: So…who do you live here with? Me: Umm…what? Plumber: do you live here with your kids? Me: have you seen the rest of this apartment? I don’t have room for anyone else here. Plumber: oh. Then what’s with the … Continue reading

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The Freckle behind my Iris

My visits to the eye doctor usually go like this: fill out papers. get yelled at for not throwing out contacts more often. hear the doctor marvel that the frames on my glasses are 11 years old. keep same prescription. … Continue reading

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A love letter to my hamper

I have had the same hamper for as long as I can remember. The same large wicker basket has held my dirty clothes since childhood, and it has finally started to show some wear. I held it together as long … Continue reading

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