Children Category

Till death (all of) us do part

This is what I would consider a ‘think piece’ and it is still a thinking-in-progress, really my mind working out loud, so please indulge me as I spin this.   I have the rare opportunity to be forced out of my comfortable niche and into a foreign environment, little different from the one that Margaret […]

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Cherchez la faim

There is so little time to do anything frivolous these days.  One thing I miss is listening to NPR.  When I visit my relatives in North Carolina, I stay with Annabelle’s parents, two college professors to whom I am related on my mother’s side. They have two big-screen TVs but those are disconnected most of […]

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Treasures lost

This is a totally spontaneous post because I happened to read about two people who I really admired passing away this month. Completely tangentially, we decided to try subscribing to the LA Times again, to see if it was any better than the last time we had it delivered.  Geoff grew up with this paper, […]

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Dis-Sparity

This is going to be a brief post, just to make sure I don’t fall off the wagon during this busy part of the year. For one thing, I have been involved in completing a massive and very time consuming as well as complicated project that I hope to be done with tomorrow.  For another, […]

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Mental case

I read this article about the addition of mental health care to the ACA a couple of days ago and found it encouraging: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/us/politics/rules-to-require-equal-coverage-for-mental-ills.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131108 The piece itself was informative, indicating that the Affordable Care Act mandates treating mental illness on a par with physical illness. It is about time, in my opinion, and we should […]

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