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Goodbye dry season

Every morning my eyes popped open to the same sun-soaked, chirp-filled backdrop of palm and cedar trees. Not that I’m complaining. It’s hard to imagine a better alarm clock. Sun-shy, I wished, to little avail, for a few clouds during … Continue reading

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Tiny Terrorists with Teeth

Last year, during the rainy season, I seemed to wake up every morning with some new bite on my boob, in my armpit, behind my knee, or in some equally delicate and completely unscratchable area on my torso.  It’s the … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

Occasionally I fall into a funk. Lately, it’s been about the insect bites describing designs all over my torso; the rain; the ever-greedy mold trying to consume all things leather, paper, and wood inside the house and out; and about … Continue reading

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Spiders and beetles and toads, oh my

Like many women I know, I hate insects. If I were in South Philly, I’d say they skeeve me- or I skeeve them- I’ve never been sure of the exact usage. Insects can turn me into a raving lunatic, a … Continue reading

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