Monthly Archives: April 2015

Volume 5005 in the Chronicles of things I did while I should have been reading Orfeo (by Jill)

My list this week is awesome, if I do say so myself.  Here we go. 1. Working a lot, even more than usual.  The nicer the weather is in Sacramento the more dogs are out and about getting into fights and … Continue reading

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Hello from the middle of my work week….

The past two days at work have been what we in the veterinary world like to call a “shit show.”  Not the worst shit show of my veterinary life, but a medium one.  I haven’t been reading, I haven’t been … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

My tan tank sweater is really coming along! Working on it is especially dramatic lately, though, because I am not at all sure that I have enough yarn to finish it. On the one hand, the yarn is extremely light and … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Phil Klay’s Redeployment (by Bethany)

In the title story of this collection, the protagonist confesses to having killed dogs while deployed in Iraq. By the time the story begins, he is back home in North Carolina, reconnecting with his wife and facing the reality that … Continue reading

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The neverending saga of Orfeo, by Richard Powers (who hates me, I’m pretty sure) (by Jill)

Here is a brief rundown of what I accomplished on my weekend: Hike with parents Spent some time with my friend Letti and her daughter, catching up with things like Marvel movies, the antics of our respective animal herds (she … Continue reading

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On the Injured List

I can’t remember a time when I was so sick or hurt that I couldn’t read. I read my way through a horrible bout of bronchitis in 2009, and I’ve read through personal crises and endless airport layovers and fourteen-hour … Continue reading

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Getting back into Diana Gabaldon’s universe (by Jill)

Slow progress is being made on Orfeo, and I hope to have more profound things to say about it by the weekend. But tonight, the husband and I are getting caught up on Outlander. As I’m sure most of the … Continue reading

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