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My Wife Gives Me Tasks Everyday

No longer gainfully employed, I nonetheless try to accomplish something every day.

It’s usually a task assigned to me by my wife, added to a list she continuously updates. Typically it’s a chore on the home front, such as laundry, dishes or making the beds in the guest room. Occasionally it involves fixing something, a never-ending task that comes with living in a 108-year-old house.

I like checking things off the list. More precisely I like checking one thing at a time off the list.

For years I worked in a newspaper office with a daily deadline that I had to meet. It was, after all, the point...


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