34 Weeks and Counting

I hit the 34 week mark yesterday. My midwife appointments are now every two weeks and I had one today. It was fairly uneventful – blood pressure normal, weight gain of 1 lb in the last week, for a total of 18 pounds for the pregnancy so far. I doubt i will gain too much […]

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The Bender

One thing no one tells you about parenthood: Day in and day out, life with a toddler can most accurately be described as similar to living with a belligerent, but lovable, drunk.

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Balance

Excerpts from an ongoing dialogue my friend Nessie and I are having concerning Niger in particular, and famine, starvation, and AIDs in general. Nessie: Please forgive the soapbox but I’ve been especially touched and saddened by the current situation in Niger. As I’m sure you’ve all been seeing or reading about this in the news […]

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Major Fucking Spoiler of the Day

In case the newspapers haven’t realized it, there are people out there who rent whole seasons of certain shows (Six Feet Under, for example) on DVD. This puts us a season or two behind the regular viewer. So, when you write a review of the latest airing of the show on HBO, it would be […]

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Back in the Old Neighborhood

In my dream, I am leaving the area around the back of my old subdivision. I am walking home and it is early morning, just about dawn. I see each house and yard just as they looked back in the ’80s of my childhood. I can even remember the names of the people who live […]

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The End

You know any shred of cool you once had is completely obliterated by parenthood when you get a local list of arts and entertainment coming to your town and the only show that you actually consider is Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Coloring Book. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. . . .

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Introducing Scarlett

It seems like my posts are often inspired by op-ed pieces i read in the NY Times. This morning’s inspiration was an article written by author Alice Hoffman, entitled The Books of Summer. The article explores the phenomenon of associating a book that you read with a particular summer of your life, much like one […]

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