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Book Club: My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy

Book Club: My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy
By September 5, 2008

Andrea Askowitz has the best life in the world.  She’s pregnant and healthy.  She has friends and family who love her.  She has money and meaningful work.  And all she can do is obsess about the one thing she doesn’t … Read More

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Circumcision is Somewhere Between Ear Piercing and Foot Binding

Circumcision is Somewhere Between Ear Piercing and Foot Binding
By September 5, 2008

I just finished Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.  Someone in my book club last night said it was the only book in the past year that our entire book club enjoyed.  I nodded with the rest … Read More

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Rosh HaShanah Etiquette Tips from a WASPy Southern Belle?

Rosh HaShanah Etiquette Tips from a WASPy Southern Belle?
By September 4, 2008

Look what I discovered in my quest to find cool Rosh HaShanah cards.  The "New Year Girl" collection from tastemaking stationary designer Bonnie Marcus (formerly a wedding planner and special events coordinator at the 92nd Street Y, thank you very … Read More

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What’s in a Name? (When You’re Naming a Baby of Mixed Culture and Religion?)

What’s in a Name? (When You’re Naming a Baby of Mixed Culture and Religion?)
By September 4, 2008

Victoria has six post-it notes hanging above her desk: Mateo, Nicolas, Tomas, Alejandro, Santiago, and Simon. I have one: Nikolai. I love the name Nikolai. This morning, I woke up thinking: We can call our boy Niko. When I mentioned … Read More

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Think Globally, Act: Turning Garbage into Gardens

Think Globally, Act: Turning Garbage into Gardens
By September 3, 2008

As I traversed the country last week, a few things became quite evident about middle America: The plain states love Jesus, hate any meal not smothered in bacon, and despite the thousands of wind turbines that have gone up in … Read More

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How To: Compost

How To: Compost
By September 3, 2008

Looking for a way to reduce the amount of your life that ends up in a landfill?  Composting is one of the easiest and most tangible ways to reduce your environmental footprint.  And if that’s not enough motivation, you’ll also … Read More

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Priestly Idea (Did You Know Anyone Can Perform a Baptism?)

Priestly Idea (Did You Know Anyone Can Perform a Baptism?)
By September 3, 2008

I said, “Hey, why don’t we get Tuffi to do our baptism?” “She’s not Catholic,” Victoria said. I said, “I know, but I think of her as totally priestly.”   Tuffi, formerly known as Stephanie, but renamed Tuffi by Tashi when … Read More

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Let’s Have a Baptism/Bris

Let’s Have a Baptism/Bris
By September 2, 2008

We know for sure we’re having a boy.  Got the amnio results.  All is good news, even the news that it’s a boy.  I mean right?  We already have a girl, and a boy and a girl is every mom’s … Read More

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