Archive for March, 2010

Once Upon A Time

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Claire turned two-and-a-half on Monday. Tonight Claire wanted to tell a story. She dictated, and I wrote it down word-for-word. Are you ready? Once upon a time there was a girl named Stacy the Firefighter. She had a dog named Sparky. He was a Dalmatian. They liked to ride the fire engine and make the […]

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Lichen

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Consider the Lichen. Lichens are just about the hardiest visible organisms on Earth, but the least ambitious. -Bill Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything)

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Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Last night I saw a movie based on a book called Half the Sky, written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Their work through this book and Nicholas’s New York Times column is an effort to galvanize the world to pay attention to women’s rights all over the world. I could get on my […]

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