The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Recently, a friend pointed out to me that, according to the feng shui bagua, my “marriage, relationships, and partnerships” region is located in my guest room. My guest room isn’t particularly welcoming. It has become the dumping ground for all the stuff I have yet to unpack. It kind of looks like the front yard …

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You Do You

The View from a Drawbridge

It occurs to me that a lot of the conflict and scandal and overall kerfuffle in this world could be avoided if we all stuck to one basic tenet: You do you. I’ll do me. (That is, as long as what you’re doing does not negatively impact others.) For example, I’ll never understand why people …

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So, a dear friend of mine challenged me to write about a specific moment in our lives that I should not, by all rights, be proud of. He even came up with the title. Challenge accepted! It’s a rare occasion when I pull pranks. I tend to be very considerate of other peoples’ feelings. And …

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Tent Life

The View from a Drawbridge

Every day here in Seattle I drive past little homeless encampments. They seem to be everywhere. They gather under the overpasses, in the little clumps of forest, and even on the sidewalks. Their tents are ragged and dirty, and usually they sit amongst a field of garbage. It’s heartbreaking to witness, especially during a pervasive …

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1:00 – 5:00 am: Dog periodically wakes up, dry heaving, causing me to periodically wake up. He has gotten into the landlady’s compost heap again. 6:15 am: Alarm goes off. I sit up in a fog. Room spins. I feed dogs, one of whom is predictably not hungry. Let the dogs out, watch them head …

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