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September 2009 Archives

My, oh my, the interwebs can be harsh. Though 99.9 percent of you make the best comments evar (and we are so glad you read, and comment–or read and don’t comment!), sometimes the trolls come out like they did for […]

Yesterday was an exciting day–our new dining room furniture arrived.  It’s beautiful, and we quickly figured out how we wanted to lay it out and started dreaming about Thanksgiving dinner.  But then we opened the doors of our new sideboard. […]

I came across this book by Brook Noel, “Good Morning: 365 Positive Ways to Start Your Day.”  In her introduction, she writes these uplifting words: “Something great happens each and every day.  And because I am aware, I never miss […]

I know, we’re living fresh-ish–it’s all “Sparkling water with lemon, please!” But sometimes the ice cold beer or tasty sake-tini or simple a glass of antioxidant-rich wine just calls. And calls, and calls…. I know for me, since chemo, any more […]

You may have read or heard about (or maybe you saw it live) the on-camera accident last week in which “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien suffered a mild concussion.  He had to stop taping the show, then he was taken […]

These are some of the awesomely cool personal business cards I created and ordered from Moo.com, my new favorite create-a-card site. And nope, they’re not paying me, I just think it’s a great site and product. And a nice way […]

Tonight I went to a Yom Kippur break-fast even though the only fasting I’ve done recently is while sleeping. Not being a terribly observant half-Jew, I tend to dip in and out of traditions, mostly as an excuse to spend […]

If you’re a tea drinker like me, you’ll feel your spirits lift when you read this quote from Catherine Douzel: “Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.”  The meaning deepens further when you type Catherine Douzel’s name into search […]

Of course there is the potential for them to blow it–the movie version of “Where the Wild Things Are.” But Dave Eggers plus Spike Jonze and Maurice Sendak’s public approval? “I’ve never seen a movie that looked or felt like this,” Sendak […]

Every time I go to my dentist, I ask him if he’s heard any new conventional wisdom on how to get rid of canker sores.  And every time, he responds by giving me a lecture about how research dollars are […]