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#MicroblogMondays 49: The Forgetting Pill

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. Wired had an article a few years ago (written by Jonah Lehrer, so it may not be as factual as I wish) about a pill being developed a la Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  […]

Mental Sampler 6

Truman has pneumonia.  Remember a few weeks ago when he had a respiratory infection, and the sneezing didn’t go away with the antibiotics so I tried changing to a 100% more delicious bedding?  On Thursday he started wheezing again, so I took him back to the vet for chest x-rays.  One lung is completely filled […]

Mark Zuckerberg, Thank You and Congratulations

We were at the pool and Josh leaned over and said, “Mark Zuckerberg’s wife is pregnant.” I hummed to let him know I heard, and then he continued. “She’s pregnant after many miscarriages, and he talked about it in the post.” At the time of writing this, 893,860 had liked the post. There were 23,967 […]

556th Friday Blog Roundup

Daily Dot killed their comment section. I’ve read their post about it twice, and I still don’t really have a clear picture of why. It seems to be some sort of amalgamation of troll-like comments meets people don’t want to leave comments meets why leave multiple places for people to discuss when they’re talking about […]

My Body Talks a Lot and Says Little

My body talks all the time in little signs and twinges but says little of worth.  I bend down and feel a strange cramping in my leg as my body speaks up and makes itself heard.  So I ask it dozens of questions: “Is this what a blood clot feels like?  Should I worry about […]

Why You Should Always Backup Your Phone

My phone gave me no problems. In fact, on the day that this story happens, I had listened to podcasts in the car and sent a few emails and played WordBubbles.  Nothing was amiss. Until it was amiss. We were driving home from camp when the Wolvog informed me that he couldn’t wait the additional […]

#MicroblogMondays 48: Solo Vacation

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. CNN had a great article about alone time a few months ago; its importance and the reason why we’re reluctant to take it: “The not-so-fun part comes in when you’re thinking about how others are […]

Asking and Taking

Director Ava DuVernay spoke about something at BlogHer that I’ve been turning around in my mind ever since.  She made the point that women are taught a culture of permission.  She said, Women have been trained in our culture and society to ask for what we want instead of taking what we want. We’ve been […]

555th Friday Blog Roundup

This is it.  Last day to get Life from Scratch for 99 cents.  Measure of Love is also on sale.  (I believe on all platforms.)  Please help me spread word. Please Tweet about it. Or throw up the announcement on Facebook. Or email a friend about the sale. Or buy a copy for a friend […]

The Start of the Next Health Crisis

It turns out that when you get rid of vaccines, you bring back infectious diseases that otherwise wouldn’t rear their ugly heads.  For instance,  we’re seeing outbreaks once again of diseases such as measles or whooping cough.  While the conversation around vaccines is complicated, seeing the benefits of vaccines is not: vaccines protect individual and […]

Everyone Was Once a Child

I got some fantastic parenting advice from a woman who called herself not-a-parent before she delivered it.  She was sitting on a panel, and I asked a question about a problem we had encountered with one of the kids. The first panelist gave some advice, and it was sound advice, but we had already tried […]

#MicroblogMondays 47: Treasure Island

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. Mental Floss had an article about Disney’s abandoned Discovery Island.  I don’t have strong feelings about the space like I do about the abandoned River Country (I loved that place!), but I was totally intrigued […]

Back from BlogHer ’15

This moment defines BlogHer ’15 for me.  I looked down at my hand and my ring wasn’t there.  IT WASN’T THERE. I immediately flipped out, tossing everything out of my bag and crawling underneath the table.  But here’s the thing.  No one sat there and watched, but only one person at the table knew me […]

554th Friday Blog Roundup

There is a huge sale this week for Life from Scratch. Starting July 18th (tomorrow) and running until July 24th, Life from Scratch will be on sale for 99 cents. 99 cents! A small cup of Starbucks coffee is more than double that amount. It’s on sale on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Google, and Apple — […]

Going to BlogHer… Again

Despite what I’m about to say, I love it when BlogHer is in New York.  Well, anywhere on the East Coast.  It’s easy for me to get to.  I can take the bus, which I actually like a lot.  I have family and friends in the city that I get to see between panels and […]

The Alpha Girl Movie Theater

Josh and I had a date night last night. We wanted to see Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, but it was playing at the new “luxury” theater for the time we wanted to go. I’m sure the movie theater is lovely.  I’m sure it has big, comfortable seats and easy viewing from any […]

#MicroblogMondays 46: Coffee Break

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. I recently read about fika, the Swedish coffee break tradition.  Like British tea, it sounds like something missing from my life: that purposeful break in the middle of the day with a good beverage and […]

The Haircut

After I spent an excessive amount of time trying to line up the pencil and ruler, and then wrote about said experience being unable to line up pencil and ruler, I cut my hair. The last time I cut my hair was back in 2013.  Early 2013, so two and a half years ago.  As […]

553rd Friday Blog Roundup

Remember last summer when I wrote about the librarian refusing to renew my book?  This week, I had to speak to her about a book I was trying to return that wasn’t on my account.  When we originally checked out the book, the system didn’t scan it into our account.  The computer said we only […]

Being a Woman

I was starting to pull together the Friday Blog Roundup, and I was going to share a non-IF post there but decided midway through the paragraph that the post needed to be pulled out to stand on its own. Because it’s that important. Emily Short’s Interactive Storytelling has a post that has affected me deeply.  […]

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