You may have noticed that hand sanitizer is sold out at many stores. Both brick-and-mortar stores and online stores are having trouble keeping hand sanitizer in stock. This is because the inquisitive one has been running around, and clicking around, buying up all of the stock! The inquisitive one, believe it or not, has rented out a massive warehouse, here...
The inquisitive one woke early in the morning and realized something very important. Today was the day to clean house! A whirlwind of activity ensued. Magazines and newspapers were taken out of the house and stacked intricately together, like Tetris pieces, in the enormous blue recycling bin. Laundry was done, even the nasty, sweat-wicking running apparel that had been lying...
Poetry Night Recap Here’s a photo from my poetry performance two evenings ago. My sister-in-law Anne Tartaglia did an amazing job of capturing some of the most dramatic moments. Check out all the photos on my new Events page! And if you missed this week’s performance, no worries—I’ll be performing again soon. Check the Events page for future updates. FAQ...
LOCATION: Washington, DC The inquisitive one was working on an important project. But technical difficulties kept arising: one after the next, after the next. The inquisitive one was making hardly any progress on the important project. All the time was sapped up in solving technical problems! “Aargh!” cried the inquisitive one, for the 129th time . . . just as...
Soon after that, the inquisitive one limped through the pretty door of home. The inquisitive one changed into p.j.’s and lay down in bed. Twenty-four hours of painful rest ensued. The next day, the inquisitive one sat up and got to work! The work lasted for three minutes. And several hours of painful rest ensued. The inquisitive one sat up...
The inquisitive one hopped out of bed, excited to go on a long run. Upon leaving the city streets and entering the forest trail, the inquisitive one was overwhelmed by calm and awe. Ah, the beauty of nature! Just as the inquisitive one was thinking this, the right ankle landed on what looked like a mass of leaves, but was...
There was a Very Important Task (V.I.T.) that had to be completed by 8am on Wednesday morning. And only the inquisitive one could do it. The inquisitive one was up for the job! The inquisitive one was a trooper! However, the truth is, the inquisitive one had been experiencing some health issues over the past week and a half. (Quite...
The inquisitive one went on a long run through a forest in Maryland. It ended up being a longer run than expected. The inquisitive one never started to feel tired, and so kept running and running and running and running. At some point, the inquisitive one noticed that there were many colorful animals nearby. There were brightly colored birds and...
The first date was a dinner date! When the waitress came, the inquisitive one ordered the Sloppy Spaghetti With Corn on the Cob. The waitress’s face acquired a look of uncertainty. She said, “Are you sure you would like to order the Sloppy Spaghetti With Corn on the Cob?” The inquisitive one proclaimed, “Yes!” Soon, the food arrived. The inquisitive...
The inquisitive one was in the living room, reading. The doorbell rang. The inquisitive one was in the middle of a good part. With a sigh, the inquisitive one set down the book, hopped down the stairs, and opened the door. No one was there. The inquisitive one almost shut the door. But a large van was making motoring noises...
The inquisitive one met a friend for lunch at their favorite restaurant. They were seated next to a big, light-filled window. “It’s been too long!” said the inquisitive one. “What have you been up to?” As the friend told the inquisitive one about her career and family life, a fly was buzzing nearby. The fly kept on slamming itself into...
The inquisitive one had been spending a lot of time on social media. The herbs in the garden were documented on Instagram. The new kitchen gadget and new running shoes were documented on Facebook. The vintage furniture steal was documented on Pinterest. And every waking thought was documented on Twitter. All of this photo posting and thought tweeting was starting...
Frustrated, I scooped up my phone and told it to call the inquisitive one. The inquisitive one answered on the second ring. “Hey, it’s Liza,” I said. “I know,” said the inquisitive one. “Oh,” I said. “I know.” “What’s up?” said the inquisitive one. “I’m in the middle of something.” “Remember when you called me that one day?” “That day...
The inquisitive one was sitting with a group of friends who had gathered to read books together. Some of the friends were old, some were new, some were happy, and some were blue. And one of them was starting to get red in the face. This was a new friend, who had forgotten to bring a book with her. “Oh...
The inquisitive one, after that terrible ordeal in London, was in possession of a passport, but no money with which to return home to America. And so the inquisitive one began wandering along the River Thames, looking for a ship to stow away in. The inquisitive one spent many hours and days hanging around places where there were ships and...
The inquisitive one traveled to London. It was going to be an exciting adventure! While in a crowded street market, the inquisitive one saw some postcards. “I could send these to my nephew and niece!” thought the inquisitive one, as a bunch of people jostled into the back, shoulders, and butt. When the inquisitive one went to pay for the...
The inquisitive one was running on a treacherously winding path through the woods. Rocks and roots were—as is typical of the D.C. area—poking up and snaking everywhere. The inquisitive one, who had just passed the 5-mile mark of an 8-mile run, was thinking about lots of random things. Suddenly, a foot hit a root, and the inquisitive one flew helplessly...
The boss assigned the inquisitive one a particularly large project, with a particularly short deadline. One of the inquisitive one’s neighbors was an artist. The artist called up through the inquisitive one’s open window: “Take the afternoon off! Let’s go to this new art exhibit I just heard about!” “Go away!” yelled the inquisitive one. “I have to work!” Another...
The inquisitive one was having a busy day! Before work, the inquisitive one went on a run. (The inquisitive one did a speed workout.) At lunchtime, the inquisitive one took a friend’s dog for a walk. (The friend was out of town and had recruited several people to help care for the dog.) After work, the inquisitive one took the...
The inquisitive one was running through a forest on a winding path. Rocks and roots were poking up and snaking everywhere. The inquisitive one was thinking about lots of random things. Suddenly, a foot hit a root, and the inquisitive one flew helplessly forward, straight through the air! “Oh no, I’m about to fall!” thought the inquisitive one. The inquisitive...
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