Monthly Archives: January 2011

More than you ever wanted to know about toilet paper

I once spent more money than is conscionable on a wrapper design study for ScotTissue. The conclusion? ScotTissue buyers didn’t like change. Long before I became Scott’s brand manager, I was one of those loyal buyers; and, long before that, … Continue reading

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Ants, Uncle Milton, and tea parties

I loved my ant farm, or I should say my many ant farms, because I had to keep replacing them when the ants died. This, I assumed, was my fault – maybe I hadn’t followed Uncle Milton’s instructions carefully enough; … Continue reading

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I’m a Facebook recluse

First I thought Facebook was only for twenty-somethings, and then I decided since all the baby boomers were rushing to be on it it would be short-lived (that’s how good I am at reading cultural trends). I put myself on … Continue reading

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A black and white world

How does the snow know how to exactly bisect the limbs?

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Same tree (see below)

It was such a lovely cocoon day yesterday. It must be left over from school closing, that feeling of being wrapped in extra-ordinary time, with permission to do anything – sit in a chair and read, take a bath, or, … Continue reading

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The very best thing

The very best thing was when the phone tree called the night before and told us school was closed (it was called “Red Operation,” for some reason that I could never figure out – my mother said it was so … Continue reading

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Fare well, Keith

Amazing what you can read into a face. Exhibit 1: Exhibit 2: Think about this: if you had to work for, or with, either Keith Olbermann or Lawrence O’Donnell, or if you had to manage one or the other of … Continue reading

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Lives

This is Chip’s life (well, I’m in the slides too, and a shadowy presence in the calendars).           This is my life:             Strange, the way we feel the need to … Continue reading

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Aggros

Some things I’ve learned in the past alarming week: If an airline agent tells you something you don’t like, call back and ask another agent the same question. Over the course of three nerve wracking days, five different British Airways … Continue reading

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My life is just a dream

I’ve gone to this new post page several times in the last week, dithering back and forth about writing here or on Celebrating Time, knowing that nobody but me really cares, except for my few very loyal readers who really … Continue reading

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