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Reading While Commuting

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

When my husband and I were newlyweds, we lived in Santa Clara, California, so Mike could do an internship with Arthur Andersen in San Francisco.  (And boy are we glad he did not accept their employment offer afterwards!)  It was a summer accounting internship, so I found a temp job as a receptionist for a company called Southland Industries, because what else is an English major qualified to do?  My hours began early in the morning, and I got home with plenty of time for reading and relaxing and spending time with my dad, who lived in San Jose, and sisters, who were living there and visiting (it’s complicated to explain the exact living arrangements, because, you know, dysfunctional family?) before Mike returned from San Francisco.

He rode the Cal train to San Francisco each day.  It was a long, boring commute, and because I had so much time before he got…

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