Blessings in Disguise

Opening the door against the crisp air, I felt a soothing sense of familiarity. A time that felt both long ago and like yesterday. "Yes, the dark roast please. Good guess." I surveilled the restricted, distanced seating and chose a table by the window. "Your dark roast." The barista nodded at me from the counter. …

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No, I Don’t Want a Cat.

"But the kitties are so cute!" I'm more of a dog person. "They're so lovable!" Thanks, but I'm good on the love front. "Come meet them, it'll be fun." Well, if I were to get a cat--which I'm not--it would be a long-haired female. One who lounges around all day with a generally aloof demeanor. …

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