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Introducing…

March 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Baby, Current Events

You are not seeing things. That is an ultrasound of our baby. Pete and I are expecting a little girl this July!  I am 23 weeks today and she is perfect.  Many of you know that we stopped fertility treatment last July after our IVF with egg donor cycle failed. We had tried everything and […]

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Haiti

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Current Events

photo by: British Red Cross This photo has just haunted me today.  I don’t know anything about the boy other than he was injured in the earthquake and was receiving care in a Port-au-Prince hotel.  I would consider myself a somewhat jaded person after years on working in the nonprofit sector, but this tragedy has […]

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Whole Foods Needs an Exterminator

March 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Current Events

I love Whole Paycheck (Whole Foods). They carry a number of products that I fell in love with while living in Austin, TX and they typically have the best produce around.  Last night I saw this story about how an employee was going through their bananas and found one of the deadliest spiders on the […]

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This just makes me sad…

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Current Events, Gripes

TMZ released the above photo which is supposedly Rihanna after Chris Brown attacked her. I am not sure of the validity of the image but you can click on the photo to read more from TMZ.  There is no excuse for physical violence. I am trying really hard not to wish a good old butt […]

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Octuplets, Why Stop There?

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Current Events, Gripes

Update: You can now visit her website to give donations. (www.thenadyasulemanfamily.com) Holy Shit….that was my first thought when I read about the woman in California who just gave birth to octuplets.  We have been going through fertility treatment and this story was more than a little unsettling.  Everyone jokes around about the litter we could […]

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Zombies Ahead!

February 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Current Events, Interesting

So someone in Austin got creative with the electronic road signs. Read this story by the Associated Press. photo by: Chris Nakashima-Brown

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At Last

January 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Current Events

REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES) I thought this was a lovely photo of our new president and his wife!

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Vacation!!

November 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events

photo by: @t Pete and I leave for Munich on Friday! We are going to spend two weeks in southern Germany and parts of Austria. I can’t wait. My family was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany for four and a half years from 1988 to 1993. I have such wonderful memories of Germany, especially at Christmas […]

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I am an Aunt once again…

October 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Current Events

Daniel Enzo Xavier Lanno was born on Friday to my sister Tracey and her husband Dan!

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My view on the current crisis…

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events

Please read this article by Jeffrey A. Miron. He says everything I have been thinking.  This mess is because our government decided to guarantee money lent to individuals who had poor credit, an inability to budget, and had no understanding of the mortgages they had agreed to pay. Versus throwing money at the problem, the […]

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