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Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

School Shootings and our Cultural Divide

Last Thursday at 2:15pm, I was bringing my son back to his school, as usual, after his violin lesson. Because of heightened security, because of school shootings, one now has…

Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

The Barn Project

Day Seven: No Barn for a Horse Now

I love Thanksgiving weekend. I love a four day weekend, and I love this time of year when the trees are naked but winter has not yet frozen the ground….

Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

Day 14 Final Thoughts on our London Adventure

Despite my best intentions of doing one more Cultural Thing That I Would Be Proud Of, my body screamed a resounding NO. I slept poorly last night: two separate bouts…

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Day 13-Camden Market

I continue to struggle with sleep. This morning, I just got up when my body wanted to–a brutal 5am–and did some yoga, meditation, ate breakfast, read the juicy NYTimes on…

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Days 10-12 En Paris

We meet at 3 I have coffee, you have tea cause you’re Such an Anglophile But I’d take Paris anytime… -Some band from the 90s. Points if you know the…

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Day 9: Speed-Dating the Museums of London

Seriously, that’s what it’s like. We zip in and zip out before the kids can start complaining. No, let me amend that: they complain before, during and after. So far,…

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Day 8-Liverpool!!!!!

It’s not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me But the fact that we never went there in the first place! So sayeth them bards of yore, Nerissa & Katryna…

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Nields

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Day 7-Abbey Road

The rest of the trip could have sucked, and because of this, I still would have been glad for every penny and pound we spent. We did NOT stop traffic,…

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Day 5 I’ve Got to Admit It’s Getting Better

Yes! Things are looking up. It helps immensely to have our friends from Northampton with us. They are cheery, intrepid travelers, eager and enthusiastic. These are qualities lacking in some…