Author Archives: Amy

About Amy

Amy Milstein was born and raised on a farm in Indiana, but after 20+ years considers herself a full-fledged New Yorker. She is married with two kids, who do not go to school but are instead life learners. This means they learn by living in the world (real life ) instead of hearing about it and simulating it in a classroom. With her family, Amy loves to travel, read, watch movies, write, sew, knit - the list is endless.

Shame, shame, eternal shame

Another mass shooting.  That makes 36 since Columbine (at least 36- I’m not sure I got them all).   Not to mention the literally hundreds of thousands of deaths – not of the mass variety – caused by guns in … Continue reading

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My real favorite

Every day for the last 15 months, I’ve posted a photo of the day on Facebook.   Usually the photo I post is actually my favorite of those I’ve taken on a given day, but every so often there is … Continue reading

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15 years later

15 years ago today I was 36 hours into what would turn out to be a 56 hour labor. Good times. My first born child, who everyone thought would be a boy (based on how I was carrying, how I … Continue reading

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Living meditation

Life gets overwhelming sometimes. For me it is usually when my days get busy with a myriad of tasks, all unrelated and “chore-like” in nature.   Or a string of days where I’m compelled to be social in a situation … Continue reading

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The lost art of conversation

When I started at Earlham College, all incoming Freshmen were required to take Humanities.   At Earlham, which then ran on a trimester schedule, Humanities meant you read 10 books in 10 weeks and wrote a 3-5 page paper each … Continue reading

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Happy accident

Yesterday was Ben’s birthday, and as we’ve done for the past couple of years, we went bowling.  Maya and I were the cheerleaders, as we both have weird shoulder issues at the moment (long story, not worth the effort) and … Continue reading

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Almost one year

In just a few days, on March 1st to be exact, I will have been posting a “photo of the day” on Facebook every day for one year. It started as a 30 day challenge between me and my friend … Continue reading

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Name calling in the name of science

Yesterday someone on Facebook accused me of murder. Yes, you read that right.  Murder.  I am a murderer because I didn’t get a flu shot. In refusing flu shots, I am killing someone with a compromised immune system by exposing … Continue reading

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Why I’m opposed to vaccines for infants

As you have probably heard, there has been an outbreak of the measles at Disneyland in California. Cue the anger of the vaccine proponents – everyone from Melinda Gates to Dan Diamond, a contributing writer at Forbes, who wants to … Continue reading

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Why I’m so glad “Boyhood” won the Golden Globe

HUGE upset at the Golden Globe Awards tonight, as the relatively small indie film “Boyhood”, written and directed by Richard Linklater and starring, among others, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, won Best Motion Picture.   It beat out “Selma” – … Continue reading

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