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Canvas

If I were a painter, I would wear a twist of string tied to my ankle long ago by a lover who never promised and left before I ever asked. I would live and work in an echoing flat with iron floor-to-ceiling windows and colorful but cracked tile in the tiny toilet. The window near…

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Pins

The maintenance guy thinks I’m a serial killer. We’ve had some issues with our smoke detectors going off at random intervals, and the joys of apartment life allow for a quick email to the maintenance department. A lovely man arrived yesterday. He changed some batteries. I stood with him under the alarm near my office…

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Front Loader

I used to always sit in the front of the room. The front was the power position. Where the talented people lived. New school year, new job, I boldly walked to the front.¬†Convinced the world needed me and certain I needed recognition. My notes were works of art, everything dotted and crossed. If someone wanted…

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Blues

I’ve always liked cops. I’m not just talking about the pulse jumping SWAT guys that frequent my Starbucks. ¬†Even when I’m caught speeding, which does happen occasionally, I still like cops. I freely admit when I’ve broken the law and I’ve grown up having a clear understanding between right and wrong. Not that I always…

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Folded Towels

Summer is over and my children went back to school yesterday. The first day of school is always an emotional and exciting time for me. My children…yeah, they are just excited. It is a time to reflect on the past school year and summer and also look forward to all of the wonderful things ahead.…

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Finding a Crayon in the Dryer

Went to work today and had several interviews. I am in HR, so this is really part of the job and I must say, I enjoy it. I try very hard to make people feel as comfortable as possible during an interview because everyone knows that interviewing for a job is just awful! It always…

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