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Harry Potter and the Frog Strangler

Frog Strangler

Originally uploaded by freerangelibrarian

About two o’clock today, the house began to twitch… well, not really, but we had a thunderstorm so loud I levitated the first time it cracked the sky. The power went out several times. The cats flattened themselves in the back of the bedroom closet. I gave up on trying to read with the lights going off and on, and sat in the dark a while before a friend called at 2:30 to “talk turkey” about one of those management issues that friends call to talk about.

A dark afternoon suited my frame of reference, as I finished Harry Potter this morning around 3 a.m. (after waking up at 1 a.m. wondering where I was and realizing I had fallen asleep on the couch). I spent this day trying to write an article as I dealt with the cold reality: I would never again crack open a Harry Potter book for the very first time!

But I have so much to look forward to… a wonderful new job… a drive along the Georgia coastline… turning 50… learning more Floridian vernacular. Life is good!

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