Downstairs

Two weeks ago I fell down the stairs. Loudly. Dramatically. With just bucketloads of cursing. Our laundry machines are in the basement. (Why we have a basement in Florida next to a…

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Building a Universe

Be nervous when the UPS guy shows up with a hand truck. The UPS guy is bigger than you and knows how to handle heavy boxes. A hand truck means…

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Gambini the Great

As long-time readers are aware, Lena, like the French in general, loves Little House on the Prairie. While it may at one point in history have been considered a “good”…

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Dear Fantasy Advice

Dear Fantasy Advice, I am a pixie living in Tolgara. I’m married to a strong sprite from what I thought was a good family. I’ve loved him since the instant…

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Work Vacation in the Desert

Lena and I recently spent a week and a half in Arizona, for a designer’s conference on Adobe’s software products. She’s gone to a zillion cons for me, selling books,…

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Cheese and Sausages

“I will not sit here all day refreshing the Kickstarter page. I will not sit here all day refreshing the Kickstarter page.” Well, that promise is out the window. Last Friday we…

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No, You Are NOT the Asshole

Lena and I climbed out of the car in the restaurant parking lot. “Take a look at this.” I indicated the car parked across two spaces right next to us.…

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What to do with a Handful of Stress

“How bad does it hurt? One to ten.” I hate turning abstract concepts into other, unrelated abstract concepts. “I don’t know. What number is between screaming and fainting?” “Eight.” “Huh.”…

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