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 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: The treat lady

Tanner and Dakota are waiting for me. They’re standing at the corner of their chain-link fence, watching the sidewalk. They know I’m coming, even if they don’t know exactly wh... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Still naggin

It is a well-known fact that we are allowed to chew out the people we care about. Most recently, this came to mind when I gave my old friend, Andrew, a serious tongue-lashing. Andre... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: New systems

I finished my bath and saw that the rust-orange towel had molted all over my body. I was covered with tufts of orange fur. It was not a good look, and it felt worse than it looked.... — Updated 4/28/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Stable footing

The tree was lying on its side when I got to it. It was a nice-looking pine tree, fluffy and full and as tall as me. The strong winds coupled with some unstable footing had caused... — Updated 4/14/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Nocturnal negotiations

It’s amazing that anyone shares a bed. I know there are plenty of married and cohabiting couples who have separate beds, or even separate bedrooms, and I can see the logic in... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Out like a lion

March is winding down and my sister-in-law, Lori, is going with it. There is too much food and too many flowers because that is what we do when someone is dying, when we don’t... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Lori's laughter

Throughout the past year, my husband, Peter, and I have been seeing no one except Peter’s sister, Lori, and her husband. Lori has Stage 4 cancer and has had a tough fight.... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Cheese fondue

It’s our anniversary, and Peter and I will be celebrating, like everyone has this past year, the best we are able. We have not yet won the vaccine lottery. I recently received a... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: March inspiration

I’ve never been a fan of March. March is supposedly spring, but we all know it’s not. In much of the country, more snow falls in March than any other month. But it doesn’t... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Travel fantasies

I know I am not the only one having travel fantasies. My husband, Peter, and I were not planning to do a lot of traveling in the past year. That was our plan, and we certainly made... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Entertaining Remington

I remember, a long time ago, when I used to have a social life. My husband, Peter, and I have been visiting his sister, Lori, once a week while she battles cancer. She was in... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Sea shanties

I am not exactly a connoisseur of contemporary culture. I haven’t seen the latest series on Netflix or anything else. I don’t follow Twitter or Snapchat or Instagram. But... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Belt and suspenders

My husband, Peter, is taking no chances. I knew this about him before I married him. Peter has a plan for everything and a plan in case the first plan doesn’t pan out. My father... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: The flatworm principle

A friend of mine told me something so amazing, I had to look it up to see if it was true. In 1960, a series of experiments were done with flatworms in which a bunch of flatworms wer... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Stretch pants lifestyle

I don’t remember exactly when I took to living in stretch pants full time. The process was gradual, I’m sure of that. I started out wearing a pair of bell-bottom stretch pants... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: My treat bag

Dax stared at me in disbelief. I am the Treat Lady, and I had no treats. It was inexplicable. Dax is one of my regular customers. He is a young black dog with a lot of energy. His s... — Updated 1/13/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Swedish surprise

My 2021 calendar is hanging from the closet door. Every year I’ve lived in this house, I’ve gotten a cloth calendar, hung from a dowel. My mother’s mother always had a cloth... — Updated 1/6/2021

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: When every day is Sunday

This week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is a strange time, a time when every day feels like Sunday. This morning, I made a big mistake. I checked the temperature. At 10:00... — Updated 12/31/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Throw out the empties

A fellow I know was grousing about the past year. His birthday was coming up and he felt, once again, that this year failed to meet his expectations. He was unhappy with the year,... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: As much christmas as possible

Whatever you think about Christmas, I think you would have to agree we need one this year. Everyone I know seems determined to do as much Christmas as it is possible to do. My... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Midcentury modern Christmas

“I’ve forgotten the funny name of the tree you helped us pick out,” my mother said. “Our tree this year is named Melinda.” The greenhouse where my parents get their... — Updated 12/16/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Lower expectations

It is a year of lower expectations. Every year, there is a chorus of folks urging us to lower our expectations for the holidays — buy less, consume less, worry less about having... — Updated 12/9/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Post Script: Big, ridiculous goal

My friend Anita is felting up a storm. Philip is cooking something new and posting a photo of it every day. Megan is reading Shakespeare on video, Jason is doing woodwork projects,... — Updated 12/2/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Working at gratitude

I have always loved Thanksgiving. I love that it is a holiday built around a full table and homemade treats. I love the recipes handed down on index cards that only get made once a... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Freshly baked bread

“I’m going to bake bread!” my husband, Peter, announced. Inwardly, I said, “Oh, no.” Baking bread is not easy — until it is. Every person I know who bakes bread will... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

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