June 2005

10 pages in book review: On Writing

20 June 2005 10-pages-in

This review is a bit of a cheat on the 10-pages-in formula I set up for myself. I started reading Stephen King’s On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft on the bus on the way home on Friday, and I simply couldn’t stop reading. By the time I went to bed Friday night I was […]

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The problem with blog

17 June 2005 Uncategorized

There’s a problem with blog. GASP! No, you cry, say it ain’t so. A problem? With BLOG? You see, I’m running out of things to talk about. Not here, of course. Good god knows I’ll pass off just about anything as a post these days. Don’t think I don’t have that whole ‘grocery list’ thing […]

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On childhood bliss

16 June 2005 Uncategorized

A few years ago, I spent a while talking to a psychologist trying to untangle some of the knots my ex-husband left behind, and one day she told me that after hearing so much about my childhood and how I felt about growing up, one of the best things I could do with my life […]

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The zen art of pool skimming

15 June 2005 Uncategorized

We have one of those oversized inflatable kiddie pools in our backyard. It’s 12 feet across, and the water is maybe 26 inches deep. I got it last year at the end of July as a birthday present from my men, and I think the temperatures were nice enough to swim maybe four or five […]

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The idiocy of intelligent design

14 June 2005 My inner geek

A while ago, I posted a rant about creationism versus evolution and the brilliant Project Steve. Today, I was on my favourite astronomy blog reading Phil Plait’s most recent tirade on the same subject, and I think it’s important reading for anybody concerned about critical thinking and what we are teaching our kids. He says, […]

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Pretty please with screeches on top

14 June 2005 Uncategorized

My adorable 16 and 1/2 month old Simon has developed a bit of an annoying quirk of late. He’s on the cusp of being verbal, but doesn’t have access to enough words to clearly communicate his desires. And the boy has a lot of desires, which he feels passionately about. For a while, when he […]

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WW kiss off

13 June 2005 Uncategorized

I tried, I really did. I wanted it to work out. I’m sorry, weight watchers, but it’s just not working out between us. It’s not you, it’s me. Much as I have suspected all my life, I’m just not a diet kind of girl. Four weeks into the programme, and I’m still up a pound […]

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101 things about me

11 June 2005 Uncategorized

I have been neglecting one of my bloggy duties. It’s been almost six months since blog was born, and I haven’t yet posted my “101 things about me.” Before I am in violation of the blogosphere TOS, here we go: 1. I believe in positive thinking, and have been called a PollyAnna on more than […]

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New feature: The ’10 pages in’ book review

10 June 2005 10-pages-in

I had an idea! I feel like Archemides. I’m so excited! I had an idea, and I think it’s an original idea at that. (Feel free to disabuse me of that notion if you must.) When I posted my review, if you could call it that, of The Time Traveler’s Wife, I was only about […]

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10-pages-in book review: Case Histories

10 June 2005 10-pages-in

I’m about 40 pages into Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories. I can’t remember where I read the recommendation for this book, and I wish I could. The person making a recommendation has a lot to do with my frame of mind when I start reading a book. I didn’t know a thing about it when I […]

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