The View from a Drawbridge

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

Now that I live farther from work, and my commute is a typical Seattle nightmare (I had no idea how spoiled I had been!) I have even more time to take flights of fancy. In today’s traffic snarl, this is where my mind went: What would it be like if we all lived in gingerbread …

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Oprah Winfrey loves bread. (I can’t get that commercial out of my head.) I love words. Two of my favorites appear in the title. I suspect 2017 will be the year of ennui for me. The current political climate has left me feeling listless and dissatisfied. It’s as though I’ve been trapped under something heavy. …

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There’s nothing more absurd than someone who harms himself to punish others. Everyone knows a story to that effect. I know a woman who started smoking as a teenager simply to piss off her parents. 30 years later she has cancer. Was it worth it? And then there’s the guy who has a tattoo on …

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Last night at about 4 a.m., alone at work and struggling to stay awake, I had an epiphany, and now I’m looking at the world in an entirely different way. Before I present you with my concept, let me say that I’m quite sure this theory didn’t originate with me. There are plenty of crunchy …

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