Monthly Archives: January 2012


Here she is, baby Lilah! Lilah is the first baby for my daughter’s best friend since first grade, Anna. Poor Anna’s husband is a marine deployed to Afghanistan, so Rachel was there during the labor and delivery, and one of … Continue reading

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Just for cute’s sake …

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Cue the “Psycho” music…

How would you like to walk into a dark kitchen in the morning and see this? Why does she just sit there, silently, staring at me, like those girls in “The Shining”? It’s like she’s daring me to walk by … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Isn’t marriage supposed to be forever?

I come from a recent line of long marriages. I’ve been married for 27 years. One of my two brothers has been married for 25 years, and the other has┬ápassed the big 30. Why are we making it? I think … Continue reading

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This is your cat on drugs …

Every year, one of our crueler traditions is getting our cats high. They have developed quite a catnip habit. They’re all very excited anyway, because they know about the stockings full of toys and cat treats and, yes, catnip. Cleo … Continue reading

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