The View from a Drawbridge

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

Many people find cemeteries to be creepy places, full of death and sadness. I, on the other hand, have spent many a pleasant afternoon in a cemetery. I think they’re fascinating. But I come by it honestly. I was raised by a single mother, and we were quite poor. To keep us entertained, she had …

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When I start surfing Wikipedia, I often wash up on some rather strange shores. It turns out that they have a biographical category that kind of gives me the creeps. According to the explanation, “Persons of advanced age (over 90) for whom no documentation has existed for a decade or longer can be placed in …

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About two months ago I had a very old filling replaced, and that tooth has been giving me agony on and off ever since. It makes me wonder if I should have left well enough alone, and mercury be damned. Probably not. But I do have my moments. At first, even the slightest contact with …

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Have you ever looked back at your past and not recognized yourself? As in, “Why the hell did I do that?” “What was I thinking?” “Why did I make that choice?” “How stupid was I?” That’s perfectly natural. Because, here’s a concept: You are the best version of yourself right this very minute. I guarantee …

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