Category Archives: Family

The Other Shoe Falls

The other leg is broken. Mom’s other leg. It’s broken. I don’t know, at this time, how her spirit is doing. She was supposed to leave for Amsterdam and depart from there for a once-in-a-lifetime cruise an hour after the fall … Continue reading

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What I learned (and What I Already Knew) From Making a Vision Board

Symbols are the language of the subconscious.  All along I’ve been a writer who could only draw abstract things, like mazes, mandalas, and a basic tree with branches and leaves, and never showed any skill at drawing; I thought I … Continue reading

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Homebirth of Bliss

  THE BLESSINGWAY: TO GATHER THE STARS IN A SATCHEL, TO CONNECT WITH SUPPORT BEAMS   My husband helped me rally support around Bliss’s planned home birth. I had asked friends to write me a note, or a quote, to … Continue reading

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DIARY OF A FACEBOOK POST-A-HOLIC IN WITHDRAWAL

  DAY 1 (4/12/14) Precipitous event. Reflecting on short conversation with Meredith R. about quality of life and needing to limit screen time. She has a great blog, Queen of All Wild Things. I emailed 18 people I care most … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

I’m back! While you weren’t looking, David and I had another baby, and named her Bliss. We really did it. Bliss Blaustein was born at home October 5th. She was brought earthside in a lightning bolt, and our midwife missed … Continue reading

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Let the Music[ian] Play!

I filled a glass syrup jug with water and whistled for Adela’s amusement, presenting it like a really neat trick. Then I said, “Wait! Let me show you what happens when I put MORE water in! What do you think’s … Continue reading

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Cookies That Will Capture Your Heart!

There’s something magical about these soft chocolate cocoa cookies. When I made them Saturday, and my husband came home from covering an event, he ate six of them! So, I made another batch. When I gave one to our cleaning … Continue reading

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