The View from a Drawbridge

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

I’ve been looking for you for years. I often wondered if you were right under my nose and I just wasn’t seeing you, or if I wasn’t looking in the right place.  More than once I thought I saw you, and you just couldn’t or wouldn’t see me. I always wondered if you were reading …

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It seems rather simple to me. The more you give, the more likely you will be to receive. And even when I don’t receive, I just feel better when I give. One of the things I try to do regularly is send out kudos e-mails here at work. I don’t know why people find it …

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I used to think crows were pretty cool. They are confident. They know what they want, and they get it. And they’re smart. Scientists have discovered that crows can recognize individual human faces. I could have told them that. I was once stalked by a crow. One day, after a long, particularly horrible graveyard shift …

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I suspect that very few people outside of those who are serious literary scholars are familiar with these two terms, but we all should be, because most of us have experienced them at some point, and when we do, our lives change forever. Let’s start with definitions courtesy of dictionary.reference.com: anagnorisis [an-ag-nawr–uh-sis, –nohr-] noun, plural anagnorises  (in ancient Greek tragedy) the critical moment of recognition or …

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I just had a rather surreal experience. I was bored and in need of something to do while I procrastinated, so I went on Youtube and stumbled upon a short series called Celebrity Big Brother UK 2002. I’ve always been a Big Brother fan, and this series was only 10 days long, much shorter than …

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