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The Redemption of the 20-Somethings

It would be easy for me to fold up this little laptop and decide there are much more productive things to do be doing with my day. After all, there are a hundred more ways I could be more productive. … 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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Anthropology of the School Concert

I attended the school’s variety show yesterday. I LOVE school concerts. I love the earnestness, the nervousness, the vulnerability. It makes me cry when the school band plays a song together. It’s an amazing accomplishment really to be playing a song … 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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