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Who you should love

We are still several years away from the perils of dating and boyfriends and girlfriends, but an article in today’s Times made me think about all the ways in which parents can undermine their child’s happiness, not the least of … Continue reading

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Totally and completely off topic!

In case you weren’t around back when I wrote the entry about my favorite films, which started at 10 and then expanded into a whopping 100 (which I didn’t publish in my blog but did send to a friend, complete … Continue reading

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The end of the world?

This is off topic, but too good to resist.   Did you know that the world is going to end tomorrow evening?    Yep.   According to Harold Camping and his followers, we’ve got less than 24 hours.   Or rather, believers have less … Continue reading

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Who’s really to blame? The victim or her mother?

This post is  a bit off topic, but because of my strong feelings about the way this situation was portrayed in the paper, I am addressing it. Yesterday’s NY Times ran a horrifying story about an 11 year old girl … Continue reading

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We Flip for iMovie!

Maya has been shooting videos since she was about…5 years old, I think.   Most of them were done with my little Canon Powershot camera, which makes decent video unless you want to watch it on a larger format.     Then, last … Continue reading

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Drowning in slush

Punxsatawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck both agreed today that Spring will come early.  They did this by not seeing their shadows.   Normally I don’t pay too much attention to the prognostications of these heralded groundhogs (well, I don’t really … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

The first bad thing about Christmas?  Starbucks is closed.  (At least in Columbus Indiana). The second bad thing?  ….I can’t think of a second.   I love Christmas.  I don’t get people who are grumpy at Christmastime.   What’s not to love?   … Continue reading

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Greetings from Indiana! And a word (or two) about ‘gifted’

741 miles.  12 hours.  2 stops.   Cruised out of the city at 6:34 am led by a gorgeous full moon (we missed the eclipse because…we had a 12 hour drive in front of us!) and arrived at 6:27 pm to … Continue reading

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Not a doctor, but then again…?

The headline on my Yahoo homepage this morning read:  “Pilot duped AMA with fake M.D. claim”.   I don’t normally read more than the headlines (too depressing) but this one hooked me.  The first three paragraphs read as follows: “He seemed … Continue reading

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The Magic of Motivation

Maya loves to sell things, organize things, think of ways to make money…  She is a lot like Joshua in that way (in many ways, but it would take too long to detail them all here).   Last week, she decided … Continue reading

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