The View from a Drawbridge

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

I’ve been house hunting, and I can tell, almost immediately, if I’d be a good fit for a neighborhood. If there are wide expanses of manicured lawns, I definitely will not fit in. And I would chafe under rules that dictated what color I paint my mailbox. I’m not a “keep up appearances” kind of …

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Recently I spent time in the presence of someone whom I can’t even look at without getting butterflies in my stomach. He makes me blush. I feel like I’m in junior high school. And he knows I have a crush on him, because I told him. He gives me mixed signals. Sometimes he flirts, sometimes …

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I was listening to Radio Lab on National Public Radio again today. What a fascinating show! This time they were talking about new theories regarding a caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly. I highly recommend that you listen to the 16 minute story, which is called “Goo and You”, and can be found here. Basically, when …

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Everyone probably has a story about trying to help someone and instead unintentionally making things worse. This is one of those stories. But if you’ve been reading my blog, you probably know I don’t ever go half way. I strongly suspect I may have ruined someone’s life, and the worst part about it is that …

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