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Showing posts from June, 2013


As I sit here typing, trying to stay cool amid the hot, June, Arizona sun, inside of my small block house on the street with the cul-de-sac at the end, I can hear my son’s cat, Bert, crying from the other side of the door to their room, beckoning him to return from his walk.  Meanwhile, my cat, Pepper, is taunted by ants rushing about in her food bowl.  I have since cleaned the bowl and set back in its usual spot with a fresh portion of garden variety food and now I listen as she crunches each tiny morsel with gusto.  The hum of the air conditioner reminds me, not of the electric bill that will undoubtedly be high this month, but of my good fortune in having a roof over my head and a working air conditioner to keep the heat at bay.  My mind wanders ahead to rising at 5 a.m. tomorrow morning to begin a Monday at my new job.  Although this will be the third Monday in my new job, I still have so many questions in this training phase and cannot let my mind rest as it desperately longs to