Monthly Archives: September 2013

Climb a tree, take three: I’ll take it

Make like a tree and leave. Earlier post: Go climb a tree Climb a tree, take two: Failure again A week ago, my husband dragged a ladder out to the backyard for me and stood by to take a picture … Continue reading

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10th Quarterly Report: 101 Things in 1001 Days

From a flying trapeze and rolling zorb to museums devoted to bad art and good sex, along with a cow to milk, some very awkward dance moves, and a screaming go kart, I made the most of my final summer … Continue reading

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From Home Depot to Pulp Fiction

“Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand. — F. Scott … Continue reading

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Well, did you ever milk a cow?

“Well, did you ever milk a cow? I had the chance one day, but I was all dressed up for Sunday.” — “We Can Talk,” The Band We all gathered round the cow and brushed her, to relax her and … Continue reading

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Scheduling a Cow

UPDATE here (I did it!): Well, did you ever milk a cow? #1 (101 things in 1001 days): Milk a cow. It’s taken two years of looking for a willing cow, but I’ve finally found an udder to pull on. … Continue reading

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Walk 10,000 Steps a Day for Over 1,000 Days: The Streak is Dead; Long Live the Streak

Doing anything for 1,043 days in a row is sure to bring its challenges, and walking at least 10,000 steps a day had its share: darting out of a basement pub into the New Haven streets before the entrées came … Continue reading

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Zorbing: A Gigantic Hamster Ball and the Meaning of Life

“The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” — Albert Camus I’ve declared repeatedly how empowering it is to face my fears and bask in my newly expanded comfort zone, … Continue reading

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