#MicroblogMondays 148: Alice

Jun. 26th, 2017 09:33 am
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Posted by Mel

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I’m on the mailing list for Oxford’s Story Museum, and I’m jealous of everyone who lives nearby and can participate in their Alice’s Day next week.  (Side note: Charles Dodgson started telling Alice the story […]

Back to School

Jun. 25th, 2017 11:29 am
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I am terrible with languages.  I know that sounds strange since I have a translation degree, but my brain moves like a seven-year-old computer; still functioning but annoyingly slow. I am helping the twins prepare for their B’nai Mitzvah by translating their Torah portion with them, going through the etymology of each word and how […]

651st Friday Blog Roundup

Jun. 23rd, 2017 11:40 am
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I am not normally (1) a napper or (2) into crystals, but I want to take a nap on a $75/half hour crystal bed.  I want to awaken in a perfect state by lying down on what amounts to “a baby bouncer for adults.”  I could do without a pine-scented eye mask — I really […]

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Jun. 22nd, 2017 05:37 pm
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Posted by Anne

I loved this comment.  Thank you for the insight, internet stranger.

11 Years

Jun. 21st, 2017 11:32 am
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Posted by Mel

I am currently in a prime number birth year, and this space is in a prime number blogging year: eleven.  Eleven years ago, Josh set up my blog for me.  This place on the web has been his best gift.  (I mean, beyond always supporting my half-baked ideas and giving me space to be myself.) […]

All the People Out There

Jun. 20th, 2017 11:43 am
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This is it.  The last post about Matthew Quick’s book, Every Exquisite Thing. You have to be impressed by a single book that has generated 8 blog posts. (You can find the other ones here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)  As always, you don’t have to read the book to follow these posts […]

In this edition of HELLO MIDDLE AGE

Jun. 19th, 2017 05:37 pm
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Posted by Anne

I had my wisdom tooth pulled a few weeks ago.  #1 tooth, if you are curious, the top one on my right side. I’ve had both my jaws broken, screws both put into and taken from my head, and braces, so I wasn’t exactly scared about getting a tooth removed. Here’s my latest 360 for […]

#MicroblogMondays 147: Vacation Anxiety

Jun. 19th, 2017 09:18 am
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Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* This article is about spring break (vs. summer break) AND it’s about millennials, but other than those two facts, it totally resonated with me: I have a problem taking off of work. It isn’t shame.  […]

When Do We Enter Grief?

Jun. 18th, 2017 11:53 am
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I was going to include this in the Roundup, but the post needed its own breathing space.  So think of this like the Roundup-lite: one really thought-provoking post on where sadness meets grief. Inexplicably Missing has a post about invisible grief which brought up a thought-provoking idea that I’ve been chewing on all week.  She […]

650th Friday Blog Roundup

Jun. 16th, 2017 11:32 am
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Linus has learned a fun little trick.  Sometimes I need to use the phone’s speaker when I’m on a call so my hands can be free to take notes.  Several times I’ve given him an extra treat before these calls so he’ll be quiet in the background. He has now learned to wheek whenever he […]

Where are the Boys?

Jun. 14th, 2017 11:14 am
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Posted by Mel

It occurred to me this morning that many years ago, there was a thriving male blogger population.  There was Eric and Max and the DI-Dads.  There was Smarshy with his own bag of ass.  There was Fertile Frank, XBox4NappyRash, and Elm City Dad.  They weren’t guest posting on their wife’s blog or splitting the writing […]

Finding Out What You Love

Jun. 13th, 2017 11:17 am
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I am almost done with these posts about Matthew Quick’s book, Every Exquisite Thing.  You don’t have to read the book to follow these posts and have an opinion because I’m using the book as a springboard to other mental spaces.  If you want to read the other posts I’ve written about this book, you […]