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Lost and Found

Let me tell you the story of my hat. This hat came into my life on my birthday, March 15, in 2010. The day before, on March 14, at around 8:30pm or so, my husband casually said to me “So, … Continue reading

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The Danger of the Single Story

This is an engaging and insightful talk from Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie. I recently spoke at a university where a student told me that it was such a shame that Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my … Continue reading

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Griffin–the One, the Only, the Not-to-be-Copied

The five-year-old has turned from the spitting, screaming, biting that got him euphemistically categorized as a “spirited” toddler into a bright, loving, bouncy Kindergartener. I adore him. Really. It’s just so lovely to see the transformation in him. Not that he … Continue reading

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Read it again and again and again Mommy.

The five-year-old has a new obsession: Cars and Trucks and Things that Go. The book is missing its cover, the first 8 pages and comes in two sections, courtesy of the abuse he bestowed upon it when he didn’t want … Continue reading

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If Life is a Highway, it’s Time to Lower the Speed Limit.

It’s been a very strange few weeks. Kindergarten orientation one week, high school orientation the next, the end of school, grade 7 graduation, the solstice, Father’s Day, the 4 and 11/12ths year old became a five-year-old. The middle child had … Continue reading

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Lessons from my Mom

This is my Mom and me in the ‘Peg circa 1968.     Did someone skin a Cookie Monster to get the pelt for that coat? I’m a muppetized moppet. I love that you can’t see my hands. Wasn’t I just adorable? More to … Continue reading

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Coming into the Middle of the Conversation

I love coming into the middle of conversations. You get to hear the oddest statements and then try to figure out how the conversers got to a place where that statement made sense. For instance, this is what I overheard the … Continue reading

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