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Dear Diary…

Hola!

So last week was our mid-winter break and we spent it, woo-hoo, in a fancy resort on the Yucat√°n peninsula. We lolled about on lounge chairs, sipping cocktails and soaking up the sun while the grandchildren shrieked and splashed in … Continue reading

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Artist Boy, evolving

My son Artist Boy, now 14 years old, was… I don’t want to say difficult, exactly… but he was a complicated toddler. For one thing, he didn’t play with toys. (Being a new mom, I blamed the toys: Don’t these … Continue reading

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Scratch paper

Artist Boy began drawing, seriously drawing, obsessively drawing, when he was not quite four years old. If he had been a musical prodigy we would have given him lessons. If he had been a budding athlete we would have signed … Continue reading

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A recipe for verklempt

Put sixty upper elementary students up on a stage singing, dancing, and narrating their hearts out. Add a handful of severely disabled children with their teachers, aides, fifth-grade buddies, and tambourines. Mix in songs like “We Shall Overcome” and “This … Continue reading

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Looking for a new job: why?

So, I was pretty cavalier about it when I tossed off that list of things that are outside my comfort zone. But none of those items are simple or easy (well, besides the first one!). “Look for a new job” … Continue reading

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Resolved.

Hubby suggested we resolve to go more outside our comfort zone. I love it! Isn’t that so much better than vowing to “exercise more” or “eat better”? Admittedly, my current comfort zone doesn’t include nearly enough exercise and healthy eating, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

And what better way to kick off 2010 than with a brand new blog? I don’t have any particular ideas for this blog other than I’d like to get back into writing. I don’t know where this will take me, … Continue reading

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