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Monthly Archives: March 2017

My Baby Boy Is Sick March 26, 2017

My sweet little baby boy is sick.  He went to school on Tuesday, and almost immediately called to come home from the nurse’s office.  He had a fever of 100.7, which is a number better seen on a radio dial than a thermometer.  Four days later his fever is still there, persistent and visible.  We…

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Essential Tremor March 19, 2017

March is, as I’m sure you have absolutely no idea, Essential Tremor Awareness Month. Every disease seems to have some kind of celebration these days, some whole months, some weeks, and some days.  Thursday, for example, is, I think, “Infected Hangnail Day” and you should wear something of an angry red color to show solidarity.…

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How a Cupcake can Save the World March 12, 2017

If you’ve ever spent more than, say, ten minutes with me, you’ll know that one of my greatest fears in life is that someone, somewhere may be the slightest bit hungry.  I carry a big Mom-purse that usually has snacks in it.  I have indestructible foodstuffs stashed in the glove compartment* of my car.  In…

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Book Review — Lullabies and Alibis March 9, 2017

Lullabies & Alibis: a novel Lullabies and Alibis by Stephanie Lewis is a fun read by the author of the hilarious “Once Upon Your Prime” column. Lewis’ columns are generally clever, light hearted, and silly. This book, by contrast, is full of death and delusion, insecurity and heartbreak. But it is a fun read –…

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The Queen’s English March 5, 2017

What does one do when the Queen’s English will not suffice? I have a semi-well-deserved reputation amongst my friends as being a high ranking official in the local office of the grammar police. It is true that I have very strong opinions about the Oxford comma. It is also true that a misplaced apostrophe will actually…

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Book Review — Landline by Rainbow Rowell March 2, 2017

Landline: A Novel Rainbow Rowell is best known for her young adult novels like “Eleanor and Park” and “Fangirl,” both of which are fabulous reads no matter what your age. Like those young adult novels, “Landline” is a romance that doesn’t insult your intelligence (or the characters) or contain any gratuitous sex, drugs, violence, or…

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