Archive | November, 2006

The truth is really inconvenient for Scalia

November 30, 2006

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Let’s hope that the destiny of our lungs isn’t left in the hands of the Supreme Court. But that may be what’s happening. Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a case about global warming, looking at the question of …

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Knock, knock. Who’s there?

November 29, 2006

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If you’re looking for a read that will snap you to attention, spend some time with Seymour Hersh’s recent New Yorker article on Bush, Cheney and Iran called The Next Act. Think the recent Democratic election victories are going to …

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My first "tag" experience!

November 27, 2006

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I was starting to feel a little left out.As I have explored the blogosphere, I have learned about some things I didn’t know about before, like memes and tags. Monday, Paige at The Avery Lane Experience honored me with …

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ChinaMom

November 27, 2006

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We’ve talked a lot with PunditGirl about her biological parents in age-appropriate terms ever since she was just a toddler. We’ve read books to her that talk about the subject and have always answered her questions honestly. But the honest …

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Red flyer

November 26, 2006

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I’m really into my photography again these days and I’m finding it very therapeutic. My 35 millimeter camera (I’m a film camera dinosaur, not into digital yet!) has come off its dusty spot on the top of my bookcase and …

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PrescriptionMom

November 26, 2006

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Rachel likes to read a book called Dr. Dog. It’s an especially hilarious book for first-graders by Babette Cole about a dog who is the physician for a family who doesn’t seem to know a lot about staying healthy. …

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Can you spell P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-I-O-N ??

November 25, 2006

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Unfortunately, that has been my middle name, of late. I’ve been so overwhelmed by the major obligations, as well as the minutiae, of life that I seem frozen in my tracks a good deal of the time. Now that Rachel …

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2006

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I wish I had something profound to say or share for Thanksgiving. I’m just trying to stay focused on what I am thankful for this year. Here are a few: 1. My beautiful daughter, of course. 2. Some great …

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Woodstein lives!

November 21, 2006

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If you’re addicted to politics and political writing (like me!), it’s hard to resist anything penned by or about Bob Woodward or Carl Bernstein, the two journalists who brought us All the President’s Men. Even though I was only …

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You like me! You really like me!

November 20, 2006

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As I mentioned in my last post, I went to the Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism in Boston over the weekend. It was a WriterMom’s dream — much-coveted alone time, excellent seminars by amazing and inspiring writers, catching up …

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Mommy’s Big Adventure!

November 16, 2006

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Yes, I’ve been posting more than normal today because tomorrow morning I leave for a three-day weekend ALONE! Well, not entirely alone, but sans Rachel and her dad. I’ll be sitting in conference rooms with several hundred of my closest …

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Zen Daughter

November 16, 2006

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Every day, a mountain load of craft projects come home in Rachel’s Kim Possible backpack (don’t forget, KP is a cheerleader AND a crimefighter)! R. is prolific when it comes to drawing and coloring. My house is strewn with Crayola-filled …

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