Monthly Archives: August 2012

Evening walk

Just a little walk with dad. And some ice cream. Advertisements

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Autism and autoimmune disorders

Howdy friends. Here is a pretty interesting op-ed piece from the New York Times about autism and autoimmune diseases. And here is a response from Autism Speaks, which is hosting a web chat tomorrow about it all. And here we … Continue reading

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Currently reading: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: It’s amazing so far, and I’m only about 50 pages in. Here is a review from the New York Times. And an excerpt from that review: Half an acre. 335 huts. 3,000 … Continue reading

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Blue eyes

I love these turkeys.

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Doing doubles

Howdy, friends. First off, here is a link to my column from today’s paper. I never link them, and I should. They are all about running, after all. Second of all, I am just 7 weeks out from Twin Cities … Continue reading

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Howdy, friends. I just made that word up. It’s lame,but I don’t care. We just got back from our first family camping trip, which I’ll write more about tomorrow. For now, let’s just say it went great, better than expected, … Continue reading

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Top 100 young adult books

Howdy, friends. I saw this list today of the top 100 young adult books, as put together by NPR. The top of the list is Harry Potter, which I can’t get behind. I hated Harry Potter. I didn’t like the … Continue reading

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The one where your kid has to get her teeth pulled

Howdy, friends. We have had a ridiculous summer. Everything in perspective, I know, we are mostly healthy and happy, have food on the table and clothes on our backs. I get it. Now allow me to whine, please. Like any … Continue reading

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Viv’s first haircut

Howdy. I trimmed Viv’s bangs today. I think it came out OK, considering I had to practically sit on her to get it done. I used to cut my Barbie dolls’ hair. They always ended up bald. Thankfully that didn’t … Continue reading

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Naked Olympians! And graham crackers

Howdy, friends. I’m pretty sure I won’t look like this if I keep eating my kids’ graham crackers. I’m just sitting here eating an entire sleeve of kid food while working/watching the Olympics (more work than watching, I swear, no, … Continue reading

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