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My Mother’s Day Phobia

May 13, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet It is the Wednesday after Mother’s Day and therefore I figure it is safe to reflect upon the impact of Mother’s Day on me personally, without the risk of being accused as mean-spirited, bitter, spoiled, jaded, or worse, unfit-to-be-a-mother… Although I have always been moved by the origin of Mother’s Day, an internationally recognized […]

On the Empty Seat: musings about how we all sit together, or not, on the train

April 23, 2009 random

Tweet Like on any public transportation, an empty space on the seat next to where you are sitting is highly coveted – this has been proven with money (after all it talks) when airlines started offering “an empty seat next to you as long as it is not a full flight” as one of the […]

Rising to the Challenge: trying to explain why I don’t watch Lost

March 13, 2009 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet Dear Mr. Gleeson, I know this sounds like a cop out to you, but here is a short, incompletely researched response to your question to which I have not responded to. But I have other duties to tend to, such as packing for our long trip to Asia which commences tomorrow, (Here is a […]

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Towards the discussion of race with a 6 year-old…

February 11, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet Every day is a trial and error in my effort to bring my kids up the “right” way… Here is an incident happened last month which I have been chewing over and over: My 6 year-old came home excited one day to tell me all about what he had learned at school about MLK, […]

I declare: Nintendo Thumb = Text thumb = Twitter Thumb. At least in my case…

February 10, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Tweet No more texting for me! Finally after living with the pain in my left thumb for three weeks, I could not ignore it any more. Luckily a colleague whose wife is an excellent hand surgeon volunteered his wife’s time and I was able to bypass the long wait time typical at orthopedic surgeons’ offices […]

Metablogging: Maybe we are all egomaniacs…

February 7, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Tweet and if we were, or, if I were, I would not be sitting here at 6 am worried about my being an egomaniac and what all this blogging and twittering and facebooking says about me as an individual. Is it not enough to live an anonymous life? Or, Why is it not enough to […]

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Today is the day: Inaugration of President Obama, yet, I am not feeling the fever. What’s wrong with me?

January 20, 2009 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet I am a liberal alright and a staunch Obama supporter. In fact, I am proud of the fact that I “called it” in 2004 before Obama gave that fateful speech at the Democratic Convention that launched him into the national spotlight. (And what’s more, he wrote it himself!) I called it even before that: […]

To Tweet or Not to Tweet…

January 14, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Tweet Upon learning my having joined the latest phenom which is Twitter, my male co-workers asked me point blank, But, WHY? Why not just use emails if you want to talk to people you know? Why not use TXT? You can email to an entire group of people if that’s your reasoning for using Twitter […]

“I wish Mary Poppins is my mom…”

January 13, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet The other day when my 6-year-old was very frustrated with me for saying NO to most of his requests, he sighed and said with longing, “I wish Mary Poppings is my mom.” Startled but not offended, laughingly I said, “Yeah, I wish she were your mom too.” He in turn was shocked by my non-reactive […]

My pet peeves (Part 1 of a long series I am sure…)

November 19, 2008 random

Tweet People who say “How are you?” or “What’s up?” and then give you that look when you actually try to answer the question other than “Fine” People (ok, men) who do not look at you when they are talking to a group of people and you are the only woman in the room — […]