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Yesterday morning, I was carrying my son down the stairs to the kitchen for his breakfast.  He is perfectly capable of walking down the stairs (without even holding the handrails and carrying a two-fisted burden of toys, no less), but it is our morning ritual.  He wakes me up by tickling me and pinching my […]


Posted at: August 30th, 2007 - 9:38 am - Number of Comments » 4

One year ago, today, I wrote this: My husband and I were in the car together this morning, and at 8:22 am, he turned to me and said “Happy Anniversary.”  One year and three minutes ago, our lives irrevocably changed. This short exchange sums up almost every reason I love my husband.  He has this […]


Posted at: August 29th, 2007 - 10:40 am - Number of Comments » 5

My horoscope for today says: Pleasant conversations with highly energetic people can make today delightful. You should, however, prepare yourself for more honesty than is comfortable. It’s not that you don’t like the truth, but you still go out of your way to avoid being hurtful to another person. Your consideration is noble, but it […]


Posted at: August 22nd, 2007 - 11:21 am - Number of Comments » 2

I just came back from a meeting between a government agency and a “special interest” group in Washington DC.   Yep,  as ironic as I find my current position to be, I am, for all practical purposes, party of a lobbyist organization. Now, for all my DC area folks, this is old news, but I got an enormous […]


Posted at: August 16th, 2007 - 10:22 am - Number of Comments » 2

Never in my life did I think I would ever have the occasion to utter the words: Stop eating the elephant’s butt! And yet I have said this twice today.


Posted at: August 14th, 2007 - 5:11 pm - Number of Comments » 2

As I mentioned before, I choose to be Southern.  I have lived in the South now for over half of my life, and there is so much I love about it.  The pace of life.  The general lack of winter.  The warmth and friendliness of the culture. But over the last few years (and really, only over […]


Posted at: August 9th, 2007 - 1:50 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Sometimes only pictures will go where words will not. Sometimes you have to keep going, even when you can’t see the destination.


Posted at: August 8th, 2007 - 1:29 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Everyone needs a pacifier, now and then.


Posted at: August 3rd, 2007 - 11:36 am - Number of Comments » 3

I have alluded before to my general anti-social nature, but, to a certain extent, I exaggerate.  There are a number of regular contacts that I generally keep a running conversation with, and I have friendships that have attained family status in their longevity and intimacy.  I rarely initiate conversation, but when approached, I can be […]


Posted at: August 2nd, 2007 - 4:30 pm - Number of Comments » 9