Any work he did afterward was strictly catch-as-catch-can.
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I envied her black leather shoulder bag, which was bigger than mine and appeared to have more compartments.
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This is the downside of intuition: when it feels so exactly right, other people’s skepticism is infuriating.
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I know they happen in life, but you’ve been plagued with happy accidents and it seems off to me.
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The practice of baring all, analyzing every nuance embedded in a quarrel, is a surefire way to keep an argument alive. Better to establish a temporary peace and revisit the conflict later.
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“But what would you do if you retired? You’d go nuts.”
“That’s a worry, now you mention it. I’m not one for needlework, and you can only read so many books before your eyesight fails. Someone suggested volunteer work, but that’s out of the question. I’m accustomed to being paid, and the idea of giving away my time and my skills is an affront..."

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