Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rhiannon Chronicles 2011 – Christmas Part II


27 December 2011 – 4:30 PM – After watching a Christmas ad on TV Me [muttering grumpily]: Bah, “Christmas spirit”, my ass. Rhiannon: What exactly is “Christmas spirit” anyway? Me [irritably]: A general feeling of emotional beneficence associated with Christmas. … Continue reading

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Rhiannon Chronicles 2011 – Christmas Part I


22 December 2011 – 10:05 AM – Eating breakfast in the living room in front of the aquarium      Rhiannon: Daddy, why do you let the cat drink out of the aquarium? Me: Oh, I’ve given up on the water bowl … Continue reading

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Letter to a Friend


Dear Marie, I am writing to you because I thought I would see you again. In fact, I took it for granted that we would know each other for years to come. Now that you have died, the unannounced finality … Continue reading

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The Power of Perspective


A couple of nights ago I came home from work seriously bummed out. I work a junior position at the UN that I’m grossly overqualified for and yet there is virtually zero chance of upward mobility due to the UN’s … Continue reading

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