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Holidaying.

These are weird, in-between days. Henry has been on vacation since last Monday, the kids are out of school, of course and I still have all my regular mommy and housewife things going on, but at a slower pace. Here’s what I’ve been up to: 1. Alice was inspired by my 2013 reflection to write …

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Pull Up The People

Dire straits.  It’s all relative isn’t it? Last week, I read a pretty heartbreaking ethonographic piece in the New York Times about a girl, Dasani, growing up homeless in New York City, one of the richest cities in the world. Here, in America, a young girl, one of many, is living in what amounts to third …

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The Crossroads

I confess that I am not yet finished with this month’s From Left To Write book. It’s amazing how much reading slows down when a third child is thrown into the mix… But in any case, I’ve read enough of The Cartographer of No Man’s Land to know that I like the book. Some good …

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Absolution.

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t carry around some guilt. It could be over anything– a youthful transgression, or a major adult screw-up or something in between. We respond to guilt in different ways. I’ll tell you a story that I can only share now because I’ve had time to look at it through an …

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Those We Love Most.

Let’s hope that I’m not jinxing anything by writing this but I have been fortunate to not face too many tests in my life. Or maybe my deafness makes life one big test, so I’ve come to take everything in stride and don’t really register anything as a test, spiritual or otherwise.This is not to …

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Seasons.

A recurring theme in this season of my life, the season of small children and endless keeping of the home, is the lamentation that my life was once more than doling out snacks and wiping snotty noses. I mean, my life wasn’t particularly exciting before I had kids but it was a fun life… there is …

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Calling All Book Nerds!

For the past few years, I’ve been reading ebooks or borrowing library books. Most of my books are in storage, in my sister’s garage (Thanks, Kate and Ralph!) and my shelf space is at a premium. Someday, I dream of having built-in bookcases in our future home. In the meantime, I very rarely buy books …

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2012 Read Shelf

I stopped using Goodreads for quite awhile then started up again over the summer, so I’m doing my best to remember all the books I read this year! Joining the From Left to Write book club and signing up for Netgalley,  filled up my Read shelf quite a bit, but my goal had been to …

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