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Matters of the Heart

When I look at my hands and in my heart, I see stress as Lady Macbeth saw blood. — Berri Clove I was going to tell him after we’d ordered our entrées, but I had not

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Jane’s Dream

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. — Henry Ward Beecher I held the camera as steady as I could without a

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Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung A ladybug ambled across my absentee ballot and paused, seemingly undecided between YES and NO on one of the Indian gaming propositions. As the tiny

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Hotel Fetish

It is impossible to overdo luxury. — French Proverb The orange light reflecting off the water’s surface slowly transformed to red. “You should have put some music on,” I said, gesturing at the iPod dock on

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Party Tricks

When the wine goes in, strange things come out. — Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller David opened a second bottle of wine and circled the room refilling glasses. Our guests were neighbors from the building next

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Turn Off

Lo! Men have become the tools of their tools. — Henry David Thoreau I remember my first time like it was yesterday. My heart beat fast with the excitement and trepidation of journeying into virgin territory.

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Merry Tuesday

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. — Katharine Whitehorn He didn’t have to voice it. I could see it in his face, in the

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Guys Gone Wild

I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists. — Brigitte Bardot W e told our friends we were going for the food, but that was a partial truth. Despite

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Bad Santa

Love looks forward hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head. — Mignon McLaughlin Everything had been going so well. The Seattle sky was uncommonly clear for December. The overall atmosphere was festive and

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Comet Courtesy

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. — English proverb I was yanked into consciousness — adrenaline tensed my muscles for fight or flight, and my heart was pumping fast, as though I’d stumbled off

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