Monthly Archives: December 2008

Petty issues

Yet again I am awake and it’s late. I shouldn’t have had that cup of coffee at my neighbor’s house at four o’clock this afternoon. I knew it then and I really know it now. Through my late night surfing … Continue reading

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I live in the Pacific Northwest and this holiday season our region has had weather to which its inhabitants are unaccustomed. We’ve had snow — lots of it. And, very cold temperatures. This weather has brought the pace of life … Continue reading

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Maternal makeovers

My favorite magazine, Brain, Child arrived in the mail today. Once our boys were asleep I began to devour it. The cover essay “The Mom job: Nipping and tucking the maternal body,” depicts the experience of one mother who, after … Continue reading

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Facebook frenzy

About six months ago, my friend Cathy Jo sent me a request to be her friend on Facebook. I wrote back and said, “We’re already friends. What is this?” She said something about it being another way to stay connected. … Continue reading

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