Tag Archives: purging

Speed bumps remind us to slow down

My office should be declared an archaeological dig site. I have spent the better part of two hours doing nothing but excavating, occasionally — ok, frequently dusting off folders, books, questionable objects that have not been used or moved in … Continue reading

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the moving chronicles, part 2: home disrepair

I moved back home — and for the past eighteen years, Philadelphia really has been home — a little more than 12 weeks ago. With me came a small percentage of my book collection, boxes of data (artifacts, drawings, CDs, … Continue reading

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a sunday

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot’s words are the most resplendent celebration of autumn I have come across — … Continue reading

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shedding

a haircut is more than a hair cut. more than hundreds or thousands of hairs cut. it’s letting go of more-than-i-care-to-remember all-nighters to meet journal deadlines; removing from my immediate memory nervousness and anxieties, frustrations and uncertainties (well, some of … Continue reading

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giving quinoa a chance

at the suggestion of my friend, a, i gave quinoa one last shot — b/c i had all but given up on this wonder grain. so i tried the quinoa salad recipe she suggested and made following changes: a lovely … Continue reading

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the moving chronicles, part 1

as i finished up the last of my packing/cleaning/packing/cleaning/moving epic marathon this weekend, the possibility of this post kept me going. so, without further ado, here’s a snapshot into my otherwise-housekeepingly challenged brain: if my apartment was a military mission, … Continue reading

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more freezer surprise

here was the challenge that faced me today, when i returned home after a 7 mile speed walk to spend a rainy afternoon reading in one of my favorite cafes in the city, followed by a very brief book talk … Continue reading

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purging continues — or the mystery-ingredient game!

purging isn’t just for the paper mountains and outdated clothing purchases — i have finally come to realize that the freezer and cupboards must be freed of their contents, too.  well, at least the freezer. so, this weekend, with most … Continue reading

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purging and cleansing

my sister — yes, the recently married one — said to me the other day, as we were doing some window shopping in the big apple, in response to my exclamation that i was in the midst of a closet … Continue reading

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