Look away now.
Why do so many people freeze up and quit?
Obsessions come and go, but my commitment never wavers.
Creativity doesn’t always flow, but I keep going anyway.
I haven’t been single in more than a decade.
To me, “rick-rack” and “Mod Podge” sound like names for oatmeal from a fairy tale.
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