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Jill Jaracz
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Curious writer, entertaining you
Curious writer, entertaining you

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When I was in Perth earlier this year, my friend Connie took me to Fremantle Markets, where I stumbled upon a stall of adorable illustrations called Little Sketchy. One of the drawings I bought is her character Mr. Hammy trying to grow a sweet potato, and…
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It’s November, which means it’s starting to get colder here in Boston, and when you live in an old house, it means that at night it gets really cold. This is why I have an extensive sleep sock collection. Sleep socks–and I’m not even sure if that’s the…
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Ever feel like no one notices your hard work?

This week I was back in New York, this time for the podcast (you listen, right?!), where my co-host Alison and I went to Team USA’s 100-days-to PyeongChang kickoff celebration in Times Square. We were promised a “special announcement” during the press…
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The Boy and I were in New York a few weeks ago for a long weekend. We had a lovely time–saw some lectures, ate some great food, stumbled onto a Korean parade….but there was one thing I noticed: People walk more slowly. I first spent considerable time in…
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As I write this, my hands are freezing. During the last couple weeks of every October, I battle with myself to not turn on the heat. Sometimes it’s warmer outside than it is in, which is frustrating. I’m not sure what my psychological barrier is here–we…
The October Struggle
The October Struggle
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Seen any bad museums lately? Here's my postcard from NYC.

Have you ever been really disappointed in a museum? Not a, Man, the Louvre is a crowded place at the height of tourism, disappointed, but a, Oh, there’s a museum about X? That might be cool! Let’s go in!…..30 minutes later….Well, that was a waste of $20.…
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This is a cucumber martini I had in Washington, DC, this week. It was delicious — gin, elderflower, cucumber and black pepper. So tasty! So tasty that the next night, I talked the Boy into taking me for another. Only this time it wasn’t as good — tasted…
Make It With Love
Make It With Love
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Making a podcast–at least the way we want to do it–is tough. As I mentioned before, my fellow Olympic fan Alison Brown and I have started an Olympics podcast, and we’ve finally launched. This week we dropped episode 2 (“Who Wants to Host?”), and while…
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There's a fine line between a lot of situations in life, no?

This week I have (so far) seen the homes/museums of four U.S. Presidents and four authors. I have learned that the lines between “eccentric” and “crazy” and “collector” and “hoarder” are either “becoming President” or “publishing a bunch of books, at…
The Fine Line
The Fine Line
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Get ready, folks! Ma Jaracz is coming to visit....oh, wait, that means I've really got to get ready.

  (sung to the tune of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”)   You better not shout You better clean up You better scrub grout And wash all of those cups Ma Jaracz is coming to town   She’ll walk through the house To tell if it looks nice Though she can’t…
My Saturday Plans
My Saturday Plans
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