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Monthly Archives: August 2004

Your Focus Determines Your Reality

Like many women, I am not completely comfortable wearing a swimsuit…or even trying one on. It wasn’t always that way. Some summers I practically lived in one, loving to run through sprinklers and splash in wading pools all day long. Until I was about ten years old. I was still a wee wisp of [...]

Old School Identity Theft

The real Barrett Chase’s recent story made me think of a similar incident in my past. In high school I had more friends than enemies, but it was still a time of high drama. Being the young loudmouth that I was (am?) I frequently found myself facing off with my detractors. I could handle [...]

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

A librarian friend forwarded the below excerpt, from an MSN article about NJ Governor McGreevey.
There are hints in McGreevey’s background of his discomfort, his unease in his own skin. At St. Joseph’s High School, he didn’t sit at the cool kids’ table or the jocks’ table but with the bookworms, says one of [...]

My Friends Who Make Life Awesome

The husband must be trying to recapture the glory days of his wasted youth or something. Recently he’s become fascinated by BMX videos, but they leave me feeling conflicted. I loved this sort of thing when I was a teenager (watching more skate videos than BMX) but now as I watch, I’m simultaenously thinking [...]

You Spoon Water Like Love

The photos have come.

Ingress And Egress: Year One

Hard to believe, but it’s been one year today since the husband and I were married (and even longer still since this very patient and mellow man took me by surprise, embracing my messy life when the little man was still wee). To celebrate we’ve got a hot date lined up. The in-laws are [...]

Is Chicongo, Is Not Chicongo

Delia Jane has come to a decision. Just as she was going into her third round of interviews for the Congo gig…she was offered the teaching job in Chicago. She chose Chicago. While I’m relieved that she’ll be staying relatively nearby, it’s all happening so fast. As in she’s leaving tomorrow, and has to [...]

Richard Scarry’s Best Anthropomorphizing Videos Ever!

When the little man was still wee I made the unwise decision to purchase some Richard Scarry videos…based on hazy memories of loving the books when I was kid. So I figured the videos would be all right. The husband still glares at me and shakes his head whenever one is playing (he’d had [...]

All In The Head

Well, I’ve gone and done it. I’ve finally made myself a new portfolio site. Now for the disclaimers. While it might look nice, I hope, in most browsers…I pulled it together from a template I created for another project, nearly two years ago. So behind the scenes the code is a bastard hybridization of [...]

For The Love Of Puppies

When the little man barged into my room this morning I’d been dreaming…that I had given birth to a kitten and named him James. And, along with the husband, the lot of us lived in the house I grew up in. Weird. All I want to do at the moment is crawl back into [...]