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Das Pfand

Growing up in Colorado, I had no exposure to “deposits”—that small sum of money that paid for each can or bottle of pop. I only encountered deposits when I headed east to visit my grandparents in New York.

For my Grandmother it was religion—making sure that cans and bottles were carefully tracked and then returned […]

On the Downside of Living Alone

Although I do not really mind being single, I do mind living alone.

Here’s the downside of living alone: I have to do everything.

Laundry: Me. Hanging wet laundry: Me Folding and putting away clean clothes: Me Going grocery shopping: Me Cooking dinner: Me Washing dishes: Me Putting away dry dishes: Me Cleaning out the […]

A Slightly Indelicate Question

Happy New Year Everybody!

I’ve been staying at home, drinking hot tea, watching movies, reading books, and watching the snow from inside my apartment.

However, I do have an indelicate question that might offend some of your sensibilities—so if you don’t want to know the question, don’t continue reading…

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Pantry Cleansing

Saturday morning I went to the grocery store and stocked up on some fairly heavy items, which I immediately regretted.

I had to carry them home.

Cans of Kidney Beans, Corn, and Soup are not individually light, and collectively they are lethal, especially when combined with three bottles of my favorite green iced tea.

Once […]