Monthly Archives: November 2008

My 5 Daily Gratitudes on Thanksgiving

1) I’m grateful I married the man who makes the best mac-n-cheese on earth. 2) I’m grateful for that toddler who has been napping for 2+ hours and that fat organic, free-range, grass-fed, kick-ass bird in the oven right now. … Continue reading

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Letter to Henry Wallace, 19 months

Dear Henry, Your nineteenth month started off with the dreaded daylight savings time change, which is quite different now than it was in the Years Before Baby.  Last year that 5am wakeup call became 4am and let me tell you … Continue reading

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Vote for Riley!

Austin American-Statesman’s Top Shetland Sheepdog At last check, she was #42-45.

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Bolano Mania

Matt started a new blog at  For all of you crazed Roberto Bolano fans, now is your chance.  Check it.

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A Lesson in Semiotics

Setting: Highway 183, rush hour.  Yesterday, which, incidentally, was Roland Barthes‘ birthday.  In the car, on the way home from toddler gymnastics. Me: Oh noooo!  I missed my exit!  We’re going over I-35.  Oh fuck!  Fuck! Henry: SHIT!!!

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Autumn Cooking

Henry is really, really into cooking these days.  Being part of the process actually makes him want to eat vegetables (most nights), so I am all for it.  Every day he brings me the Ergo and says, “On Mama, on … Continue reading

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Henry Rocks the Vote

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