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25
APR
2014

Terms of Enlargement

I’m trying to eat less sugar, but it’s not easy. I keep sabotaging myself. Not just with surreptitious cookie consumption, but also with my pet name for my husband, the wildly imaginative “sweetie.” Here’s my unproven, unscientific, but kind-of-intriguing theory: our biggest diet...
07
APR
2014

That Cliché is Wrong

If you know me, it won’t come as any great shock to learn that I’m not a “gamer.” I’ve never read a graphic novel, and the closest I’ve ever come to role-playing is taking a Facebook quiz to decide which Game of Thrones character I am. I’ve never played Dungeons & Dragons,...
25
JAN
2014

Luddites Unite! (Occasionally… )

Twitter. Facebook. Cell phones. Tablet PCs. All technology designed to help us connect. All technology that sometimes drives us apart. Remember letters? Conversations? Eye contact? Don’t get me wrong. I am profoundly grateful for technology and all it’s added to my life. I can...

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