Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Virtual Book Club: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

I read the Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother this month. In case you were hiding under a rock when this book came out, the author, Amy Chua, explains her parenting philosophy as a Chinese American raising two daughters, who excelled … Continue reading

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Things I Learned from Jury Duty

I got a jury summons for municipal court. It was my fourth in 41 years, but I’ve never actually served on a jury. Things always seemed to work out so I was dismissed before I ever made it to the … Continue reading

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A Golden Day

A few weeks ago, we had the Weekend from Hell. It was one of those weekends that should have been fantastic, but completely sucked. We were in a beautiful place with great weather and two kids who could not stop … Continue reading

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Another Year Older. When Does the Wiser Part Kick In?

Last year, when I turned 40, I missed the memo that said turning 40 is really one of the last birthdays that feel… well… if not exactly FUN, at least interesting. Because let me tell you, turning 41 is pretty … Continue reading

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