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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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Monday, July 27th, 2015
2:14 pm - Dear Paul Theroux, Yes, She Wrote It
[Spoilers for a Shirley Jackson story written and published decades ago.]

The New York Times published a review of Let Me Tell You, Shirley Jackson volume of collected, unpublished work. Apparently nobody at the Times, including Mr. Theroux, is a hardcore Jackson fan. He ends his review with:

At one point, she mentions something she intended to write, “a long story about a girl who runs away from home and tries so successfully to eradicate any aspect of her old personality that when she wants to go home again she can’t get in; they don’t know her.” This fetching idea is the general concept of Albert Camus’s “Le Malentendu.” I wonder if she ever wrote it?

Yes, she did. The story is "Louisa, Please Come Home," and can be found in Jackson's story collection Come Along with Me.

Signed, Indignant in California

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Saturday, July 18th, 2015
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Friday, July 17th, 2015
10:52 am - Bits and Pieces
Five things make a post.

US friends: a Shakespeare First Folio is coming to your state. Last year I saw the one at the Huntington Library, an experience I found far more moving than I expected. Yeah, I think I'm all blase, but apparently some things still get me.

Good poem alert: Andrea Blythe talks back to Ezra Pound on The Things I Own.

(The Pound poem to which this is a response.)

Brainpickings on the mountain adventure of Oliver Sacks, who came close to dying alone in Norway but was saved by music.

The kittens are claimed but not yet taken, so I have been busy playing, petting, and scooping.

How are you doing? What's up with your life?
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Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Sunday, June 21st, 2015
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Saturday, June 20th, 2015
3:59 pm - We Have Kittens! Want One?
Or two. Or even three.

All three look like this -- with slight variations.

They are adorable, and we've been loving them and playing with them as well as feeding them. Let me know if you want to visit the cats.

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Friday, June 12th, 2015
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Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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  • Tue, 12:10: Dear Neighbor: If you're going to leave your Mustang convertible parked in my spot, could you at least leave me the keys now and then?

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Friday, April 10th, 2015
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Sunday, April 5th, 2015
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  • Sat, 16:03: At the Palo Alto Creamery. @_Housepet says: It's proof of a good milkshake when you can eat it with a fork.

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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  • Tue, 15:15: I've just spent an hour desperately seeking a file that's on a different computer. Some days there are just not enough facepalms.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Monday, March 30th, 2015
9:07 pm - A Lovely Quote on Marriage
From the film "Shall We Dance":
We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'."

I haven't seen the movie, though now I want to. I ran across the quotation and found it profoundly moving. I'm not married now, and I doubt I ever will be again, but my household is very like a marriage.
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Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Monday, March 23rd, 2015
12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Mon, 07:55: Except his middle name was RICE. RT @openculture: Factoid. Wes Anderson is the great-grandson of Edgar Rich Burroughs, creator of Tarzan.
  • Mon, 09:15: RT @yayfrens: You're kind to your friends when they get frustrated and sad. Please be nice to yourself too.
  • Mon, 11:55: Or sister, or wife, or mother. RT @zeldanarchy: You should treat me as an equal human because I am me. Not because I am a man's daughter.

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Sat, 20:29: OH: Maleficent's castle is much more defensible than the usual #Disney castle. (Siege warfare discussion in my living room.)

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Tue, 09:15: Too true. RT @quiara: High pollen alerts feel like hate mail from the universe. "Feel like breathing today? TOO BAD."

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Sunday, March 15th, 2015
12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Sat, 19:00: Just got a call from my housemates. We're celebrating Pi Day with a couple of pizzas. It's math you can eat!

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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Friday, February 27th, 2015
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  • Thu, 14:43: Dear Bearcat: I can pet you more effectively when you're not lying on my arms. Cats may flout the laws of physics, but humans must obey.

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