Monthly Archives: February 2010

Crying It Out

A friend told me a story this morning that is still bothering me as I write this post.  She told me of a couple with a young baby that had been crying and screaming loudly in the middle of the night.  Apparently the parents, who … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year in an Adoptive Family

With the adoption of my two daughters from China, celebrating the Spring Festival (aka Chinese New Year) has become an annual tradition I embrace with enthusiasm. Continue reading

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Kick the Soda Habit

You may have noticed lately that there is more mention of “sugar-sweetened beverages” (e.g., soda, sports drinks, fruit drinks) and their link to health problems.  Some interesting tidbits I’ve learned lately about sugary drinks: 1.  People who drink just one … Continue reading

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Be a Little Kinder…

Posted in the waiting room of my office this week is a quote by Aldous Huxley: It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has … Continue reading

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My Reliable Ol’ Toyota

I am the proud owner of a Toyota SUV, a vehicle that has served me well in the two years since I bought it.  Fortunately, my vehicle is NOT one included in the recent Toyota recall, but I have still … Continue reading

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Making Ends Meet

Have you ever wondered why it’s gotten harder to make ends meet?  Check out this fascinating lecture by distinguished law scholar Elizabeth Warren to find out why.  Yes, it’s a little long (about an hour), but very, very interesting.

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Haitian Orphans

The media has been covering a story about a group of Americans from a church group who attempted to “rescue” 33 Haitian children from an orphanage. The ten Americans are now under arrest for illegally attempting to take the children … Continue reading

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