toujours chez moi

By now you might expect I’ll have a word for the new year. Again. And I do. It’s multi-layered, a word that shows up as a noun, a verb, even an adverb. For a word nerd like me, that’s sweet. In the past...

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word of the new(ish) year

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.’ ~The Talmud I chose one little word again. Or it chose me. Other years I have wondered and wrestled with the word, dallied over the...

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turning the page at last

And then, without much fanfare at all, that was the end of the Year of Perpetual Suck. One of the things that surprised me most about 2012 was how many people had a truly, spectacularly awful year. As a calendar year, it kind of...

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come darkness, come light

Several times in the last few days, I have been greeted with “Happy New Year”. I am grateful for this, even though we are now into the last week of January, because it feels like a grace period. I wasn’t quite ready for the...

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a whole new year, one day at a time

This time of year, there is a natural tendency to reflect on the time past, to look ahead to the time to come. We stand on the cusp. Many of the interesting people I follow/am friends with on the internet have come up with their...

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the future's pretty cool

Things have been quiet here at scatterbeams (the blog) because they have been not-so-quiet Chez Scatterbeams (our home). Joyfully, noisily, musically, deliciously, celebratorily (?) so. I will be back with a full posting schedule...

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