Monthly Archives: February 2014

Thursday

It’s been a weird day. J has been preparing almost non-stop this week to give a conference presentation based on his thesis work.  Today was the day of his presentation, and he stayed up almost all night last night finishing … Continue reading

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Letter to the People in Charge: A Suggestion for a Better Gestational Diabetes Test

Dear Medical Community, I’m going in to the doctor for my gestational diabetes screening today.  Apparently the test involves drinking an 8 oz. glass of syrup.  I have been told to choose the ‘flat Sprite’ flavor if at all possible, … Continue reading

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Installation 73% Complete….

There are long stretches of time during pregnancy when not a lot happens.  Obviously a lot is happening behind the scenes.  Each week I pick up my “What to Expect” book and read the latest description of JC’s developments down there … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Difficult Summer

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body Love what it loves. Tell … Continue reading

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Hi, My Name is ____, and I’m Here to Make Noise.

It’s official — I’m turning into my dad. My dad and I have always shared a lot of characteristics.  We’re both bookworms in a semi-fervent, potentially unhealthy way that my mom and sister, who do like to read, are not. … Continue reading

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Hair goddess in training?

I biffed it on the sidewalk today at the end of a walk with my dog.  Ironically I was trying to step around a patch of ice and it was when I accidentally stepped on another patch of ice that … Continue reading

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My Morning as an Activist

Yesterday morning I found myself entering my state’s capitol building for the first time ever.  Idaho House Bill 427, which would modify the state’s freedom of religion laws, was being debated at 9:00 in a public hearing.  I was late, … Continue reading

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