Archive for September, 2012

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to visit Santa Catalina School on the Monterey Peninsula. I was supposed to be learning about educating the whole child, about the advantages of single sex education in adolescence, about empowering young women, about the power of community. Instead, I found myself learning about marriage…from a nun. more »

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The Case of the Missing Night Gown

My grandma had a favorite nightgown. She’d worn it for years, and it looked like it. Perhaps it was faded, and a bit threadbare in a spot or two. Knowing my grandma, she’d have fixed a slipped hem, or maybe even darned a hole. Regardless, the nightgown had seen better days. And my grandpa didn’t more »

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A funny thing happened earlier this week. It was 7:30 at night – Maggie had just gone to bed. Cliff was out of town. Sam was sitting in the kitchen eating a bowl of grapes, and I began to pick up the house. Three glowless glow in the dark bracelets found a new home in more »

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On Labor Day Cliff and I spent the afternoon getting ready for a small backyard party. At one point we heard a ruckus coming from our front yard, and simultaneously realized we hadn’t seen the kids in a while. We found Sam on the front porch, wearing his sunglasses and playing, loudly, his Paper Jamz more »

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