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Alma Klein
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I am a warrior
Three days before I turned 38 year old, I ran the Warrior Dash , a muddy, Viking-themed 5K race with a bunch of hair-raising obstacles (think fire, razor wire, rope climbs and mud pits. I had been convinced to go with some some girlfriends from Derby Lite b...
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Ups and downs in Pennsylvania
Josh and I took Zoe and Ada to his parents' house for a 4 night visit. We pulled the kids out of school two days early and looked forward to hitting either Dutch Wonderland or Hersheypark for a day of fun before the summer break crowds descended. Before thi...
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The world weeps
Today I learned that my friend Emily's daughter Meera succumbed to brain cancer. She was just shy of her 6th birthday. I didn't cry when I read the news on my computer at work. I didn't cry when I told my family at dinner. I held it together as I shared my ...
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1929: When free-range kids were really free range
In 1929, when my Grandpa Bob was 10 years old, his parents sent him to California to spend the summer with his grandparents and his aunt and uncle. And by send him to California, I mean they put gave him a roll of cash and put him on a train. My mother redi...
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Our piano comes home
I grew up with a piano in the house. I took lessons on our pianos, and while I was no musical prodigy, I'm glad I learned to read music. I want the same (and preferably more) for my children. Ada started taking piano lessons at her Montessori school about t...
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The time I test-drove a mouthguard
Every Thursday night for the past 3 or 4 years (time flies), I've laced up my roller skates for a Derby Lite workout. I wear a helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads and a mouth guard because it's the rules and also I don't want to break anything. Mout...
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New house tour--the first floor!
Now that we've been in our house for a few weeks and I've got art on the walls and window treatments on order, I thought I'd share a few photos. Obviously, a wide angle lens, a fancy camera and a bright, sunny day would make these much better pictures, but ...
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Our first house party, 10 days after moving in
Last year we didn't throw our annual New Year's Day Open House because we were in Australia . This year I refused to commit to the party because all I could focus on moving. But once we were in and unpacking, I decided there was no better way to celebrate t...
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