It’s all pretty cool …

The job is at least.  As I write this, I am proctoring an exam.  It’s pretty cool because I can do other things while I’m sitting here clean, comfortable and in the cool.  I have to get up occasionally and take a walk around to make sure everything is going as it should and as […]

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Thoughts While Pulling Weeds

“We cannot change the world by a new plan, project or idea.  We cannot even change other people by our convictions, stories, advice and proposals, but we can offer a space where people are encouraged to disarm themselves, lay aside their occupations and preoccupations and listen with attention and care to the voices speaking in their […]

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Rain!

We finally got some measurable rain yesterday.  We have not received more than a sprinkling of rain since the beginning of June. It has been exhausting keeping everything watered.  The portion of the garden that is in drip irrigation is doing okay, but I worry about water usage.  The raised beds are not doing so […]

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New Job

The new job is good.  Very, very, very good.  Intellectually stimulating, good work-mates, comfortable surroundings.  It’s all good.  The only problem is adapting to having to do this different kind of work.  I’m tired! I woke up this morning thinking it was Friday — it is not.  I do not work Friday, but I was […]

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Goats …

There are times I wonder where my head is. The goats all by drive me mad.  Goats are onerous creatures. They can be pushy, noisy, obnoxious and even, I think, downright evil. They are a lesson in patience, something I feel I have little of.  Is it possible to do what I do without patience? […]

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No more job applications!

Friday was my birthday (the big 55!) and I got a wonderful present: a job at CVCC’s testing center! While in photojournalism class during last fall semester we visited CVCC’s new testing center.  I was impressed with it then.  I’m so glad they hired me! It’s only part-time, but that’s what I was looking for. […]

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