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My relationship with weather is irrational, and I know it. It’s a rainy Tuesday—a very rainy Tuesday and all I want is for the rain to go away, or at least let up by the time I head into the city. More crucial, the relentless precipitation is exposing weak spots in a roof that needs repair. Am I annoyed, maybe even angry? Yes I am—the point being that my mood is a product of the weather, comple...

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Published on December 10, 2014 13:28
Average rating: 4.28 · 18 ratings · 15 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
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Because my name is mother
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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