D, do you secretly have tent in here?


Do you secretly have a tent in here?


It’s a cleanout day, spring cleaning?

I’m dealing with the pileup. It’s not too bad, honestly. Just a collection of papers to be redistributed and reorganized. We’ve done a pretty good job of staying on top of things and I don’t feel disorganized.

Just a tune up.

You need it, once in a while. Keep the systems functional (or at least non-dysfunctional).

I find papers that mean nothing.

Straight to recycle.

Others that belong in a clear spot. Easy.

And still others that are a full on mystery.

Why did I write that? Why does this paper even exist?

And the work continues apace

Until I’m confronted with a collapsing 5-segment fibreglass tent pole, and confused by the question.

Published by Radutti

Teaching in Ha Noi, screwing things up daily but surviving to write about it. ...everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

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  1. Are you cleaning one of your kid’s rooms? I’m laughing at the unexpected items we sometimes find (like tent poles).

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