Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Shame Game

While in the past I’ve been able to coexist with my to-do lists and piles of Potential Projects/Stuff-I-Never-Managed-To-Put-Away, the minute someone drops by unexpectedly I am often engulfed with shame. “Hi, sorry about the mess” has become a default greeting. … Continue reading

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Slow Churning

A law of physics in my office/art studio is this: If there is a surface, it will be covered. No matter how many tables, countertops, stands, file cabinets, or shelves are in this room, I will manage within three days … Continue reading

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Time in a Pita

I haven’t lived in NYC in nearly twelve years, and decide today to use a soon-to-expire train ticket into Grand Central. Other than checking my watch to catch my train, a 3 o’clock coffee date with a friend is the … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Mondays (used to) Always Get me Down

For almost a year, now, Monday has been designated as “Bookkeeping Monday,” so I’m sticking with the plan. Only now I no longer need to stretch this grim and tedious task all the way until the end of banking hours. … Continue reading

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How’m I Doin’?

A week into this experiment I ask myself the question that was former NYC mayor Ed Koch’s mantra: “How’m I doin’?” His was a rhetorical pat on his own back, whereas mine is a scratch on my head. Because I … Continue reading

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The Big “O”

It daunts and taunts like nothing else. No, not that “O.” I’m talking about organizing. Overwhelmingly, at first, the tasks beckon me from every perspective in my swivel chair and swiveling head. All my lists have one thing in common: at … Continue reading

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The Simple Plan (in theory)

And so, I jump into this like I do every other project I am enthused about: with high-spirited abandon. What is different is that instead of strict or too many rules, I will be more forgiving and flexible. Still, some … Continue reading

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