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We who believe we try our best (Friday, August 14th, 2020)

Our dog Yago is spending the day at the… shall I call it the veterinarian’s office? The veterinary facility? The veterinary hospital? (I shall not call it “the Vet” because it makes me think of our veterans and I’d like them to have their own words.) First day without Mr. Yago (I like to call […]

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*SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!* (Thursday, August 13th, 2020)

Well… I faced my fear yesterday and created my first “donation button” for this here diary blog of mine. Why did I fear it? As I verbalized it in a passage from a draft of the introduction essay I’m working on: “It’s difficult for me to say because I don’t think I’m ‘so special’ or […]

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*Internetism replacing postmodernism? Substance, replacing superficial money schemes?* (Wednesday, August 12th, 2020)

A new domain name! — — — seanoconnordiary.blog — Why did I do it? I wanted my blog’s exterior identity to align more precisely with what it is or what I strive for it to be. Before, the blog was just a hub for my miscellaneous “literature” or “creative writings.” Now, it is more specific […]

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Dreams, literally and figuratively (Tuesday, August 11th, 2020)

To shift so jarringly from the remnant feelings of the high I was riding courtesy of Sunday which had been one of my best days to waking up at 5 am to one of the worst and most terrifying nightmares I ever had. The premise was straight forward: Russia bombing the bloody hell out of […]

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The sunny high that one can feel while reflecting on an excellent day (Monday, August 10th, 2020)

Yesterday was one of the best days of my life thus far! (What other days compare? The day Ashley and I got married and the days of our honeymoon week driving to and from Myrtle Beach are certainly up there. The week or so when Ashley and I drove to and from Portland, Maine. You […]

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Opening myself up to receiving (Sunday, August 9th, 2020)

I was on hold with TD Bank for 19 minutes hoping to obtain some information regarding a “pending transaction.” Then I spoke with a kind lady named Becky. It’s interesting that I did not fully understand the bank’s definition of “pending” transaction. I assumed (I must stop doing that… as much as possible anyway) “pending” […]

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One night with Winnie, the adorable dachshund (Friday, August 7th, 2020)

We started a trial adoption and brought a second dog to our home last night. Unfortunately this morning I drove her back to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey. What fell awry was that our first and current dog, Yago, did not feel, so far as my wife and I could note, […]

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I felt “appreciated” (Thursday, August 6th, 2020)

Yesterday I filed for unemployment insurance, which*1) I did a grammar check here from The Grammar Bible by Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas –2004—“many budding grammarians express confusion over the usage of that and which. Strictly speaking, they are interchangeable except that which should never refer to people. However, many usage manuals recommend a convention […]

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Drugs & diaries (not together but as separate subjects)(Wednesday, August 5th, 2020)

I’ve got drugs on my mind. In the broadest sense of the term, that is, based on the Oxford English Dictionary definition: “Originally: any substance, of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin, used as an ingredient in pharmacy, chemistry, dyeing, or various manufacturing processes. In later use: spec. a natural or synthetic substance used in the […]

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Tornado Watch, Meanwhile I think I may be a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ (HSP) (Tuesday, August 4th, 2020)

I suppose the headline conversation along the East Coast is Tropical Storm Isaias. It’s the top homepage story on NJ.com. The headline reads: “Tropical Storm Isaias to blast N.J. with up to 75 mph wind gusts, heavy rain. Latest update on timing, track.” https://www.nj.com/weather/2020/08/tropical-storm-isaias-to-blast-nj-with-up-to-75-mph-wind-gusts-heavy-rain-latest-update-on-timing-track.html Of specific concern is the tornado watch https://www.nj.com/weather/2020/08/tornado-watch-issued-for-parts-of-nj-as-tropical-storm-isaias-nears.html The U.S. National […]