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Two Feet on the Ground

I just finished Nora Ephron‘s book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, a.k.a. “I Hate My Neck”. Omg, I hate my neck too: “You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Can Grandmas Have It All?

There’s been no avoiding the latest mothers-who-also-have-paid-work debate, a.k.a. the mommy wars.  Does anyone else out there think there’s something missing in this latest salvo? & no, I don’t mean the daddy’s, although one has to wonder what’s going through … Continue reading

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Bats in Portland

Don’t worry, this isn’t about the Dark Knight.  Well, maybe it is about the dark night & the bats that may come with it.  Have you ever really thought about bats??  I hadn’t. I took a much-needed 4-day mini-vacation in … Continue reading

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Next Movie: Disney-fied Bonobos?

A few weeks ago, I talked my 8 year-old niece into seeing “Chimpanzee“, again.  She’d already seen it & even though the reviews were so-so, I felt it was my duty as the everyday primate to see Disney’s take on … Continue reading

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What Would Samwise Do?

So I’ve been doing alot of musing these days about loyalty, struggling with it, really.  The loyalty stuff on my mind isn’t at all equivalent to the drama of trueheart Sam’s famous loyalty to Frodo & the Quest-To-Deliver-Middle-Earth-From-Evil…no, nothing like … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage, Cousins, & Bonobos

About a year ago I took a trip to San Diego to visit cousins – both the human & non-human primate kind.  First stop with cousin Roy after he met me at the airport: San Diego Zoo to visit the … Continue reading

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Not a Crying Shame

I confess to crying.  I (nearly) always feel (at least a little & sometimes alot) better afterwards.  I find it interesting too that, without thinking, I use the word “confess”, as if crying is something to be ashamed of.  Most … Continue reading

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