Tag Archives: procrastination

Fall Comes to the Closet

A few short (and ever-shortening) days after fall comes to the clothesline, it’s time for the semiannual Great Seasonal Clothes Swap. I live in a studio apartment. Both closet space and drawer space are limited. Off-season clothes live in the … Continue reading

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April 15 + 1

This year I not only blew right by April 15, I barely noticed it approaching. What a wonder. Since I started freelancing full-time, in 1999, I have dreaded the approach of Tax Day. For an account of my annual angst, … Continue reading

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The Road to the Overlook

Writing about writing is usually boring except to writers, and when writers read writing about writing it’s often because they’re procrastinating or blocked or otherwise not writing. In this blog post I’m writing about writing, but I’m going to dress … Continue reading

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April Is a Taxing Month

O blessed 2012! Blessed because April 15 fell on a Sunday, and Monday the 16th was Emancipation Day in D.C., where the federal government lives, and Patriots Day in Massachusetts, where I live. This means that neither of my returns … Continue reading

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Saved by a Desk

I don’t think I’ll ever become the person whose dwelling is so jam-packed with books, piles of newspapers, and other stuff that she has only narrow aisles to move in. For one thing, moving 12 times in 27 years has … Continue reading

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My Tomatoes Are Staring at Me

So I made gazpacho — very good — but the big tomatoes kept coming. Spaghetti sauce, I thought. Almost two weeks ago I laid in the ingredients I didn’t already have on hand: mushrooms, a long coil of hot Italian … Continue reading

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