leaves
Tuesday

12.3.19

Winter is: rain and raincoat scarves and hats sweaters walking in a fog freshly baked bread hot borsch hot cocoa hot tea red wine and port cozy blankets hiking with no one on the trails iced ponds slowed time books for pleasure occasional snow naked trees muddy shoes hidden mice walking in the dark

Wednesday

4.18.18

The sun is shining and all is good again. I hate April (and Spring in general). As nature getting ready for a full bloom and everything is changing to green color and flowers are starting to open up your expectation is that your life will also change. Not a chance. Although there are small things that you can adjust to…

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Wednesday

1.10.18

Wednesday the hump day. Not my favorite. Thursday is. The weekend is closer and Fridays are always easy. This week is the last week of freedom for me. My last semester in Graduate school starts next Thursday. I already cannot wait for it to be over. Have to get through comprehensive exams though. I am very nervous as I am…

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Thursday

1.28.17

Walking in the fog is like taking a bath followed by a cup of warm milk — pure fuzzy comfort. Things almost unrecognizable disguised by the semi-transparent shimmering dust. Even cacophony of cars seems to reduce itself into a gentler murmur instead. The mystery of alleys and buildings dissolve as you approach which almost takes you by surprise and a…

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Thursday

12.21.17

“… do the good duty of getting done what you are supposed to during the day. You will then have a reason to give yourself the reward of wine at evening.” Harry Mathews I finally finished “20 Lines a Day” and indeed partook in such reward. This book in itself was like sipping an excellent wine. Each day I tried…

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Thursday

12.14.17

Christmas is nearing, and stupid Christmas music is everywhere. Nauseating. I know many people like Christmas, but I despise this Holiday wrapped in consumerism (pun intended). People are putting up the trees a day after Thanksgiving, but it is more of an exhibitionist affair and a show for the neighbors because although the rest of the windows are covered, the tree…

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Tuesday

12.5.17

Winter is definitely here. This morning we had a first frost. It was marvelous. I wonder if the temperature continues to decrease we will get some snow. That’s the most exciting news of this week. My world is still pretty small. One of the positive things that are happening is that I am getting closer to completing my Masters. After…

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Thursday

11.2.17

I am going to try and make this post about positive things of which there is some number there. I am running and faster than I previously (a year and a half ago did). I am clocking miles under 10 minutes regardless of the distance. That tells me that I am strong (from core building exercises) and have some endurance.…

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Friday

10.20.17

It is finally Fall. It took Northwest a while this year to part with the scorching hot Summer. Fall is one of my favorite seasons (after Winter). I love the slow turning of the leaves as trees prepare to sleep for upcoming three months or so. Everything is bright and beautiful with the chill in the morning. It is the…

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Monday

5.16.17

Today in my beehive of an apartment complex everyone received the following notification: In order to maintain the aesthetics, we need your help! Please ensure that your patio/balcony is always kept neat and orderly at all times (this is part of complying with your lease agreement). This month we will begin doing regular property walks to make sure that everything…

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