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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

Friends come to my house and often leave richer. Yes, my company is great, but they often take stuff with them, too. I don’t know how many times I’ve done it, actually. Food, old toys, clothing — you name it, I like to give it away. It should come as no surprise then that Big [...]

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Grumpy. Yeah, that’s a great description of how I feel, at 1:34 in the morning. I’m sitting here. Supposed to be finishing a 1,500-word article. Instead, I am seething over the fact that I had to do three loads of laundry today. And hubby only did one. Well, he only ever does one. (And before [...]

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That’s a pretty bold thing to say, right? School lunches were never really on my radar before this summer. They were something I never had to worry about. Big Girl was in private school. A very nice private school without a cafeteria. We were instructed to send in whole, healthy fare — vegetarian if possible. [...]

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I just read a beautiful essay in the New York Times. The essay, Coping With Crises Close to Someone Else’s Heart, chronicles an especially tough year in the writer’s life, and how many of her friends simply disappeared during that time. She explains the reason: that people are so terrified when confronted with bad things [...]

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The Bugs Got the Eggplant

Every Tuesday we get our organic vegetable share. It’s always so exciting — what will be in the box this week? The farmer has a blog that highlights recipes and gives a little background about the crops: what’s coming, what’s going on, how they are getting along. This week’s newsletter contained the following: We were [...]

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A Facebook friend posted a link today. It was from The Today Show — a segment about early puberty. It was pretty shocking. The segment was based on a new Pediatrics study — Pubertal Assessment Method and Baseline Characteristics in a Mixed Longitudinal Study of Girls — looked at girls ages 6 to 8 who [...]

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Is a $5.97 Sandwich Worth It?

I bought a sandwich today. It came on a square roll dotted with poppy and sesame seeds. The roll was crunchy on the outside but fresh and yummy on the inside. I got honey turkey on it. I picked my own accompaniments: tomatoes, lettuce, salt and pepper and mayonnaise. It cost $5.97, which may not seem [...]

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I got a massage last weekend. An hour with no phones, no email, no web. It was so liberating. And the massage therapist didn’t speak English as her native language so there wasn’t even any conversation. While I was lying there lots of random thoughts popped into my brain. Here they are for your consideration… [...]

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