Author Archives: Helen

So Many Bugs on My Window

Today was a big day for bugs on my window. It’s been warm and sunny for several days in a row, and I guess today is the day the bugs all came out to play (or today is the day … Continue reading

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Some Health Writing

Since starting a job at a contractor last July, I’ve gotten to do lots of different kinds of writing, mostly in the area of health and medicine. Here are three of my stories for the publication NIH News in Health, … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I’m very behind on posting Last Word on Nothing links, so here are the last couple I’ve written: We had a snow day. Well, I mean, I had to work. But it snowed. I love snow. I wrote about some … Continue reading

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Watching Plants

I’ve written before about how much I love my new commute. Most days, I walk 35 minutes to work. Because the end of daylight savings time brought darkness in the evenings, I take the metro home. I feel like a … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This year for Thanksgiving the People of LWON decided to offer our thanks in a slightly different format: by hand. Read our thanks (if you can read our handwriting). In addition to the thanks I mentioned there, I’m also thankful … Continue reading

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The End of Summer Time

I think I might be late to this party: I’ve only recently started really hating the whole thing where we change the time twice a year. I used to at least appreciate the extra hour of sleep in fall. I … Continue reading

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Blog Post at New Job

I’ve been working since July at Palladian Partners, a company in Silver Spring, Md. I’m so happy with it–the people are nice, the work is interesting and varied, and the commute is wonderful. Recently I wrote a blog post for … Continue reading

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Bird Poop Keeps Falling On My Head

I seem to get pooped on by birds a lot. Bird poop just finds me. It didn’t actually occur to me until this week that this happens to me more than to most people. But I checked with my Facebook … Continue reading

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My New Commute

Since July, I’ve been working full time for a contractor. I’ve traded in the glamorous freelance life for a steady paycheck and a commute. It’s going great. The work is interesting and the people are lovely. And I can still … Continue reading

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So Many Fish

Ann Patchett has written several delightful novels. A few months ago I read Run. One character is a college student who is very serious about fish and works at the Harvard Natural History Museum. He takes a small relative down … Continue reading

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