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Monthly archive April, 2009

Sibling Rivalry

I read the obituaries almost every day. I’ve written about this before. And about how I marvel at the people who have accomplished so much in their lifetimes. Not just raising a family and being successful, but overcoming obstacles, being philanthropic and making the world a better place. Some days, I can barely make my...

A Close Shave

My 9 ½ year-old daughter shaved her legs the other day, for the first time. Actually, we did it together, sitting on the edge of my bathtub. She had first asked me if she could shave her legs a few months ago. We’ve talked about it off and on since then and I was trying...

So Much More Than A Hoop

My son bought a basketball hoop last week with his birthday money. He had been coveting other people’s hoops in the neighborhood. But I kept putting him off. I didn’t want a big monolith in my backyard. I live in a zero-lot line house. But he started playing basketball in PE at school, and at...

Yet Another Reason Why I Love My Husband

One of my husband’s greatest gifts is that he can strike up a conversation with anyone. And this is one of the reasons he is so successful in life, and with his restaurant. To be able to do this is truly a skill and the places these conversations take us add a great deal to...