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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Dress Code Blues July 31, 2016

Does this dress pass the dress code? Once upon a time, I gave birth two and a half weeks early to a little six and a half pound peanut whose legs were so scrawny that even preemie diapers wouldn’t give him a snug fit around the thighs. Through a careful diet of fruits, vegetables, lean…

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The Ice Cream Man July 24, 2016

At first I didn’t notice it.  There are so many background bells and whistles these days, that it kind of blended in.  But it was persistent.  I thought it might be someone’s ring tone.  The sound was travelling – getting louder as it approached.  Then it dawned on me.  A fake calliope version of Turkey…

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Book Review — Stay Where You Are And Then Leave July 22, 2016

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave “Stay Where You Are And Then Leave” by John Boyne is such a simple, lovely heartbreaking book.  Written by the author of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” it tells the story of Alfie, whose fifth birthday party is interrupted by the outbreak of World War One.  His…

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Pokemon Go Home July 17, 2016

Because I am nothing if not a follower of the latest trends, I downloaded Pokemon Go to my phone. For both of you out there who are even more behind the times than I am and who don’t know exactly what this Pokemon Go thing is, I will do my best, in my middle aged…

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BOOK REVIEW: Someone Could Get Hurt July 8, 2016

Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood “Someone Could Get Hurt” by Drew Magary is a hilarious parenting memoir that is relatable and heartbreaking at the same time. I bought this book because I read Magary’s Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog, an annual snark-fest making fun of the Christmas catalog that, while…

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Christmas in July July 2, 2016

I’m a Jew, and this is July, so you’d be correct in thinking it odd that I’m all hopped up and excited about a Christmas sweater.  Yup, it’s the Jewish Christmas in July. Here’s what happened.  Allia Zobel Nolan, who wrote “Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much” had a little contest.  If you posted…

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR — Gol July 1, 2016

Gol (Legends of Ansu) (Volume 1)by J.W. Webb The good folks at BookBear asked me to participate in the virtual book tour for “Gol” by J.W. Webb. “Gol” is a sweeping fantasy novel, the beginning of the Legends of Ansu series. I’m always skeptical when I start novels like this because, while some of them…

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