November 2011

Thanksgiving E-mail chain

November 28, 2011

(A very important note for readers of today’s blog:  none of the completely fictional characters in the following blog entry has anything in common whatsoever with any member of my family.  The morbid turnip joke and the enzyme comment, however, are real.) Date:  Thursday, November 10, 2011  10:15 AM To: jimandmartha@springfield.net; drverona@urochester.edu; sparklepudding@earthlink.net; jverona@gmail.com; lisasmom@aol.com; […]

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What I Wore

November 17, 2011

“November 7: I met Adrienne Vittadini for lunch at Swifty’s. The weather was gorgeous, and I went with Hermès: a black suede fitted jacket with long fringe and nutmeg-colored calf-leather pants. Paired that with Manolo Blahnik ostrich booties and my black Birkin. Then a trip downtown for a meeting… Back uptown, picked up my daughters […]

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What They Ought To Be

November 13, 2011

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” — Goethe     I struggle a lot as a parent.  These most complicated relationships don’t come easily to me — the ones unfolding here in my house.  I admit my difficulties […]

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I love this post

November 10, 2011

If you have a middle schooler, or teach middle schoolers, or care about education, you should read it too. It’s about a great big FAIL in the middle of the fall.  And what this one wise teacher did when faced with it. It’s also discussed at Motherlode, where the most awesome KJ Dellantonia is ripping […]

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In Praise of Play

November 6, 2011

This weekend, we put aside work in favor of play.  I played music three different times:  first with the Tiki Brothers on Saturday night, belting out Aretha Franklin covers and singing harmony on Johnny Cash’s Big River.  DH came out to hear us, and we all stayed up way too late, enjoying the rare feeling […]

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All-ohe-eeen

November 4, 2011

First row:  Vampire, princess, Superboy.  Second row: Captain Jack Sparrow. Third row:  World’s Most Unlikely Hippie,  gory Goldilocks, French Native American, Fortune-teller, British Cleopatra. Fourth Row:  70’s disco man, Park Slope Food Coop Zombie Cartwalker, bat.  Fifth row:  Cereal killer.   When you speak French, there are few words as difficult to say as “Halloween.” […]

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