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If the Shoe Fits

We spent last week at my in-laws’ lake shack.  The conditions of my participation in lake shacking include: 1) a functioning indoor toilet 2) running water. Spiders don’t bother me in the least.  I love snakes.  And I can even … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning, Naked.

Ace gets up, agitated in his appointed role of The One Who Has To Take The Big E To Hockey.  I lie in bed and listen to the fussing and whining.  And then silence. I get up.  ”E!  Get up! … Continue reading

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When N is Greater Than 1

We borrowed a couple children this past weekend, imported them direct from Wisconsin.  The sister and brother duo arrived on Friday and returned home Sunday.  These children are perfect; they’re polite, helpful, not especially sticky, musical, they follow directions, they … Continue reading

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Parking the Helicopter

1000 Friday 5/27: Ground Control – this is Major Mom.  I just wanted to let you know that The Big E has decided to spend the weekend at a friend’s cabin.  Without me.  Naturally, I will personally drop him off … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty, Take Two

Once upon a time, in a castle very similar to Hennepin Church, King Jesus’ handbell choir prepared their annual concert.  They called upon the Court Percussion Pinch-Hitter, Anne of Saint Paul, to add a bit of backbeat to a couple … Continue reading

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From the Lemonade Stand: 3:00 am Multidisciplinary Word Problems

(Disclaimer: don’t read this if you have a touchy tummy…) At three am, a ten-year-old boy awakens from sleep with a sense of deep unrest in his abdomen.  He staggers out of bed, racing for the bathroom, and makes it … Continue reading

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Fledging

Several days ago, Chester the 77.4 pound yellow labrador retriever leaped from the car and raced into the backyard.  Ten seconds later, he had located and cornered a fledgling robin in the soccer net.  The avian parents screeched and wheeled … Continue reading

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Fun With Fluorescein

Well, there’s good news and bad.  The good news is despite an unfortunate meeting of Ace’s billcap and my eyeball, I do not have a corneal abrasion.             The bad news is that the aim … Continue reading

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Cry Us A River

The juxtaposition of two events this past week troubles me. Early in the week, the internet positively exploded with photos of Rene Zellweger.  Who is this?  She’s practically unrecognizable!  She clearly had work done!  Let’s grab a plastic surgeon and … Continue reading

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Parenting in the Technology Tsunami: Doing the best we can to keep on swimming

I read a piece in the Washington Post this week: “Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything.”  Frankly I’m perturbed, always a tenuous platform from which to write. I, too, am … Continue reading

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