Category Archives: Navel Gazing (and I Don’t Mean Oranges)

All Boy

A couple of weeks ago, a friend who is an ultrasound tech offered us a free gender ultrasound.  (Technically, should be called a sex ultrasound, shouldn’t it?)  “Make an appointment for when you hit 15 weeks, and I’ll make sure … Continue reading

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Changing the Metrics

In February of last year, on the last day of my trip to Rio de Janeiro, I had the entire day to myself. I spent the morning riding skycars up to the Sugar Loaf Mountain and traipsing around a series … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “Blue Nights” and My Own As-Yet-Unwritten Memoir

Joan Didion wrote “The Year of Magical Thinking” after her husband, John Dunne, died of a heart attack at the dinner table, and her daughter, Quintana Roo, collapsed into a serious illness from which no doctor could retrieve her for … Continue reading

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Extracting Light

I am struggling a little bit, just a little bit. A couple of tears slipped down my cheek when our church children’s choir sang Away in a Manger at our Lessons and Carols service this week. Afterwards our preacher read … Continue reading

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I Won a Major Award!

I recently won a major award. Oh wait, not that.  This: The above is an award currently circulating among bloggers, and Magic Cookie decided I was an interesting enough person that she would bestow it upon me.  Although I like … Continue reading

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