This is my Fragile Equilibrium,
between wonder and despair.

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Tale of tails

June 20, 2018
There's a phrase, somethingĀ about letting sleeping dogs lie, isn't there? Or was it cats? Three cats lay side by side by side on the big work table in front of me. I type and they bask in my presence, only occasionally looking up, yawning and rolling over. True to their natures, life is but one&h...
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    June 19, 2018
    First off, Fido-issimo failed to report to greet me as I pursued this morning's aggressive prunery. No dog. No neighbor. No police. I pruned for an hour in silence and peace. How anti-climatic. AsĀ the heat rose, I retreated into the house. There's an enormous amount of work to be done here, clean...
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  • Barking mad
    June 18, 2018
    I'm making great strides in the massive branch clearing job. Every dawn I go out and work until the heat rises to an intolerable level, starting at the tips and working back toward the main trunk of the branches, cutting 6 inches off at a time and tucking the rendered wood into the waiting mega-b...
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  • Like today’s going to be any different
    June 18, 2018
    Monday morning. Break over I say to myself. New start. Get to work again on getting to work again. Arose early. Pushed a load of wash out of the wash and into the dryer. Started another load. Looked for resume' in pile of papers on desk. (Didn't I put it in a blue folder?) Took…
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  • Conversation piece
    June 15, 2018
    "Well, aren't you a just putrid little sack of vitriol?" My voice was pleasant, cheerful, even, the tone and volume nothing that would raise eyebrows. The little yapper, having caught the breath it had wasted on its last paroxysm, launched into yet another new, surprisingly loud salvo. He'd been ...
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  • At least not totally stagnant
    June 14, 2018
    I have an unfortunate habit, developed over the years, of waking up pre-dawn. It came about because of diagnosed sleep problems but turned into a useful habit because it made it easier for me to get to work before the sun was up, the first person to arrive, unlock and disarm the building, and get...
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  • Pretzeling
    June 13, 2018
    Don't give a hang. I'm not doing anything today. Maybe that's not much different than the days just by, but I'm declaring it. This is the summer. I was supposed to be pleasantly anticipating my month off vacation in July, my well-earned respite from all the overwork I put in over the year. Last y...
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  • Another day of nothing good
    June 12, 2018
    Did not get much done today. Spent over an hour and a half on the phone with the Unemployment Benefits people (the office is in Baton Rouge or I would have gone down personally). I spent an hour and 25 of that time listening to really bad Muzak on speaker. The upshot of that is…
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  • Nothing much
    June 10, 2018
    Honestly, I know I'm just wasting time that I don't have. I was financially precarious before I got (heinously nasty) fired. The bills don't stop just because I have no income, just because I have a right to indulge in an extended nervous breakdown over all this. Time continues to tick and the bi...
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  • Other things
    June 2, 2018
    I'm going to have to stop reeling and start dealing with things soon. Looking for a new job when I'm still trying to pick my teeth up off the ground is not going to be easy. I am constitutionally unable to self-promote, so... Starting to write a resume'. Incredible difficult that. How to say what...
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