For No One

Hey Jude, You’ve got to hide your love away, Oh! Darling I don’t want to spoil the party.I’ll be back, Back in the USSR, (The magical mystery tour) I will.We can work it out. Tomorrow never knows She loves you– She came in through the bathroom window. Got to get you into my life In […]

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Weekly Anamnesis #20

Register Sometimes the most natural things are the ones that require the biggest learning curve. In the grand scheme of things breastfeeding a baby is an ancient tenet of human survival, but to a new mother it’s a huge hurdle and there’s so much to know and figure out. It doesn’t help that neither the […]

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Second Hand Sunday Post

Yesterday in the car home from the grocery store Little Red wanted to pray — probably to bless the baguette he was so carefully holding. After my husband prayed with him he wanted to pray again. Without waiting for Daddy he folded his arms and said, “pray pray pray pray pray, amen.” I’m so sorry […]

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Admire Me No More, My Friends

This has got to stop.It’s been a year and a half (almost) that our friends have admired the locking glass doors on the tv cabinet that houses our dvd player, vcr, stereo, and movies. It’s been a year and a half that people say, “what a good idea” and “you’re so smart.” Please stop. We […]

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Out with the Old

We are the third generation of owners of Grandma Phillips’ dailywear dishes. It’s not the same thing as inheriting the china, this was just something that fell into our laps because we needed dishes. As old as they are, they’ve held up very well over the years but they are not microwave-safe. We know that […]

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Weekly Anamnesis #19

Illustration One day a woman went out to the overgrown garden of her house after a heavy rain. As she walked through the muck and brush she wondered what it was her dog had found that was getting him so anxious, but all the powers of her imagination could not have prepared her for the […]

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This is a real sign: It’s on a real highway (a very busy one.) It represents a real problem. I don’t know what the solution is, and I can see multiple elements of the problem. But the intense morbidity with which I am draw to this sign is disconcerting. Everytime we pass San Onofre, in […]

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