My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

Posts made in June, 2013

No More Reunions

No More Reunions

By on Jun 28, 2013 in Blather, Getting Old Sucks | 2 comments

I just received a reminder about my high school reunion, which is taking place this summer. I tossed it straight into the circular file. As I said when I received the “Save the Date” notice last year, I don’t do reunions any longer. That’s what Facebook is for. Besides, I’ve spent the last 40 years trying to forget the horrors of being...

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Preventing another Newtown

By on Jun 21, 2013 in MOMocrats | 0 comments

I am in San Jose this week, attending Netroots Nation with several of the other MOMocrats.  This is my live blog of this morning’s general session on gun violence, six months after Newtown.   Moderator Jehmu Green cannot think of another conversation as important. This session focuses on how to address this problem and leave this conversation with a very...

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California Travel: Mendocino

By on Jun 17, 2013 in Travel | 2 comments

It started in January 2012, when my sister forwarded me a Groupon: $165 for a two-night stay in an ocean view room in Mendocino, plus a bottle of wine. “This is a great deal,” my sister said. “We should do it.” She did not have to do a lot to talk my husband into it. We bought the Groupon and set about trying to find a date that would work...

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Our Authentic Selves

Our Authentic Selves

By on Jun 16, 2013 in Travel | 1 comment

My youngest niece graduated from high school last week, and so we packed up our things and drove up to Sacramento to celebrate — just as we did when her older brother and sister reached that milestone. But this year, we did something different: we stayed a while. My sister and I have been trying to arrange a couples’ trip up to Mendocino for the longest...

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