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Mush.

Chaos reigns here at the Circus, and although I’d love to blame this on The ‘Rona, rest assured that a quick glance at the archives of this here blog will prove that we’re the family equivalent of the shopping cart with the wonky wheel. We get the job done, but we make it weird. Two …

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True to form

Our 2019 taxes are finished, here on pandemic-revised Tax Day. We’ve always done our taxes ourselves, but this year I was planning to hand everything over to a tax accountant. Had an appointment back in March and everything, and then we went on lockdown and the date moved to July and I promptly went into …

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A New Normal

On Friday, March 13, 2020, my youngest daughter had a shortened day at high school. At 12:30, I picked her up and brought her home for the start of Spring Break. At the time, stay-at-home orders had just been issued for Sonoma County along with much of the state. The junior college had already made …

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Operation Sparkle Recovery

It is 7:30 am on Saturday. I am propped up in bed, cup of coffee steaming gently in my hand. My comforter is covered with cat hair, and my laundry hamper is overflowing. I take another sip of coffee and listen to the sounds of birds in the redwoods outside my open window. The caffeine …

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