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 By Carrie Classon    Voices    March 20, 2019 

Don't think there's much to worry about with future

I hear a lot about the next generation-entitled whiners with inflated expectations and unrealistic goals. Recently I had dinner with three of them. My husband, Peter, and I are in Oaxaca, Mexico. It feels like the end of the world, this place where...

 

Dog may not be practical, but I need my fix

I am a mess around dogs lately. My dog, Milo, died last year. My husband, Peter, and I decided that, given the travel we do, getting a new dog was not a sensible thing to do. (Although I’m not sure what being sensible has to do with dogs.) So, I...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    March 6, 2019

Kitchen cleaning frenzy wasn't quite wasted

I was nervous the other day because I was going to have scientists in my kitchen. OK, these scientists were friends visiting from out of town, but having company of any type prompts me to notice how dirty my house is. Since scientists were coming, I...

 

Cutting my hair may be husband's calling

Getting my hair cut has never been one of my favorite things. But lately it’s been worse than usual because the town I live in has a shortage of hair stylists and I have a shortage of hair. In order to get a haircut, I had to make an appointment...

 

Mandy and Tom ended up being a lucky pair

Mandy and Tom, my former sister-in-law and brother-in-law, recently came to visit. Except I don’t call them that because, when I divorced, Mandy announced: “Since you can’t be my sister-in-law anymore, you’ll have to be my sister!” That’s...

 

Might try being more careful - for Peter's sake

I sliced my hand open a few days ago. My husband, Peter, says I am accident prone and I tell him this is not true. But a few Thursdays ago, while trying to scrape some particularly stubborn avocado off my favorite sharp knife, I reinforced Peter’s...

 

Personal blunders aren't really that interesting

Nearly every day I talk to my friend the tree. There, I’ve said it. Every day I take the same walk into the woods; I see changes in the forest throughout the year and, at about the halfway point, I see my friend the tree, waiting for me....

 

We don't get to choose how others behave

One of the lovely things about being a writer is that I can work in my pajamas if I want. (For the record: I do not — although what I wear could easily double for pajamas in a pinch.) The not-so-lovely part is that I am almost always alone and...

 

Sock drawer cleanup mentally cleansing

I cleaned out my sock drawer the other day. I realize this probably doesn’t qualify as big news, but it was cathartic for me. It turns out I had accumulated a large selection of socks that fell into one of three categories: socks that were...

 

Sandals with socks? I don't judge

I’ll tell you what no one wants to talk about: their toes. I could get people to discuss intimate details of their financial or their love lives before they would open up about their feet. Oh, sure, there are exceptions. “I just had my first...

 

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