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It’s been a long day at work. Or your kid won’t stop fake-crying and you’re about to real-cry in a fluffy towel at Target. Or you forgot that appointment. Or you heard that voicemail. Sometimes you need to shut down your brain. It’s not cold and heartless. It’s self-care. At some point your patience and…

A Time for Tea

I listen mezmerized as the water flows into the silver tea kettle. The echoes within change from tinny to deep as more liquid fills the chamber. I turn off the faucet and turn on the stove, shifting my attention to which variety of tea I feel like today.   Americans prefer coffee, but plenty of us…

Wrapping It Up

The holiday season ushers in the year’s end with events and feasts and fun things like traffic jams. With plenty to do, I’m taking a short break from the blog to celebrate as well as prepare for things to come. Fear not–I’ll return in January. Can’t stop, won’t stop writing. In the meantime, please visit…

Hibernation Station

I take short breaks more than the average bear. My propensity for naps is well documented; I don’t need to brag about my talent. But that’s not what I’m talking about here. What I mean here are those few seconds at the photocopier when I close my eyes and inhale and exhale. The minutes on…