Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Trait That Makes Us Human

A couple of months ago Jasper and I were tucked under the down comforter on the “big bed,” reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Book six of the Harry Potter series is probably way too dark for a seven year-old, but he has always had a sturdy grasp on the difference between […]

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Late Parenthood

Yesterday a friend of mine posted a link to a piece in The New Republic about late parenthood, The Grayest Generation. It’s been making the rounds for the last couple of days, and it’s so hot on the interwebs right now that I had already read a critique of it on Slate before I read […]

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I mentioned several months ago that I couldn’t see how I would be able to send a Christmas card. How would I acknowledge Balthazar without being morbid and creepy? How could I send a card if it made no reference to him at all? Fortunately I’ve never been a Christmas letter writer, so the dilemma […]

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