Archive | July, 2006

Should I be laughing?

July 31, 2006

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Check this one out from The Nation – Bush cancels 2008 Presidential election based on his Constitutional “executive powers?” OK — it’s humor, but how far from the truth of his current postiion is it really?…

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There are babies and then there are babies …

July 31, 2006

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Mother Jones magazine has a couple of very interesting articles this month on the issue of babies. One addresses the infertility issue and the increasing amount of controversy over who should have children — are health care providers and others …

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Reading contest

July 31, 2006

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There’s an odd competition going on in my life and I think some moms see me as the cause of it. Last year, after much soul-searching, my husband and I made the decision not to send our daughter Rachel to …

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Enough with the slogans

July 30, 2006

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I don’t want a Checklist for Change. I don’t need a Democratic Reunion. And I don’t want to hear about a New Direction for America. These are all supposed to be plans to help the Democratic party …

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Let’s hear it for "Ugly Betty!"

July 30, 2006

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OK, so the smart TV show about the first woman president wasn’t a ratings winner for ABC, but I’m hoping things will be better with Ugly Betty. Yup … Ugly Betty is the name of a show that is …

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The road to China goes through L.A.

July 29, 2006

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Sandy was my best friend in college in the 1970s. We discussed and overanalyzed everything then– dorm life, classes, and, of course, boys. We certainly didn’t have many conversations about what our life would be like in our 30s and …

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The end of a long week

July 28, 2006

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Well, I apologize for not posting as much this week as I would have liked. The combination of real work deadlines, guest blogging at another site and keeping up on summer camp things for Rachel(including today’s “recital” at the end …

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The flip side of the coin

July 27, 2006

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Following up on my post from yesterday, I was encouraged by the innocence and naivete of one of my daughter’s friends. The perceptions of young children are so interesting to me. There have been SOOO many times that adults …

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We should only adopt from America?

July 26, 2006

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I was shocked by Tuesday’s discussion following the guest essay posted at On Balance, the Washington Post blog by Mommy Wars author Leslie Morgan Steiner. I guess I should not have been, since the sentiments several commenters expressed are …

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Is she going or not?

July 24, 2006

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Everyone was abuzz Friday with news about our favorite Virginia mega-news star Katie Couric and her purported comments about not rushing to the Middle East like all the other reporters because she’s a single/widowed mother of two school-aged children. As …

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Motherhood times 2

July 21, 2006

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Employers who think that they don’t need to pay attention to making professional accomodations for working mothers, hoping that after the “child” issues have resolved themselves, women will be back to the old office routine, should think again, if only …

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Katie is bound to take some grief …

July 21, 2006

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So many TV news correspondents are sent to, or rush into, war zones when a conflict breaks out. Yes, it’s the hot news story and as a journalist, it’s hard not to feel like you’ve to be there to get …

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