Category Archives: Introduction

Pride and Education

In the last week, my son and daughter-in-law have both been awarded their PhDs in economics. To say I’m proud of them is an understatement. I’m pretty much doing the Snoopy dance of joy in response to their accomplishments. It’s … Continue reading

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Buddy, Please Don’t Loan Me a Dime

I got my car detailed yesterday. This wasn’t just a run through the auto-wash with a couple guys swabbing it off with shammies. This was a full court press, inside and out, upholstery and carpet steam-cleaned, the dash wiped down … Continue reading

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Dance Camp!

I’m heading off to a week-long dance camp today in Stockton, CA. This is an annual pilgrimage for my husband and me (and a 100+ other dancers from around the world). On the schedule this week are classes in Portuguese, … Continue reading

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Censored by fear of saying the Wrong Thing

I have a very weighty blog entry in mind, one that will be full of things I find scary to say, but things that really must be said. This is not that blog entry. This is the one about how … Continue reading

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#ArmchairBEA Intro

I’m a latecomer to ArmchairBEA, so I have some catching up to do. I would have loved to attend BEA this year because I love NYC. Yes, very corny and cliche, but for me ’tis true. I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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Can You Be TOO Honest?

To say I am a lousy liar is an understatement. I find it nearly impossible to even fudge the truth. In fact, sometimes I bore people to tears (or thoroughly confuse them) with my compulsion to include every detail when … Continue reading

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The Popular Girls (a confession)

I was most decidedly not one of the popular girls in high school. I was nerdy before anyone knew what a nerd was, and before being a nerd became a kind of popular of its own. I was smart but … Continue reading

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Mystery of Spring

When I lived in Los Angeles, I never really experienced spring. It was generally cool in winter and warm in summer, but there wasn’t that explosion of newness in April like there is here in Northern California. In L.A., there … Continue reading

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I Fib Not, Fibonacci

I can be a real glutton for punishment. For instance, in college, I majored in math with a physics minor. Then I went on to earn an MS in computer science. I avoided continuing on to a PhD because it … Continue reading

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If Only They Pooped $$$

Owning a horse has been a glorious dream of mine since I was a wee thing. More than one Christmas I asked my parents for a pony.┬áChristmas morning, with a heart full of hope, I’d race out to the back … Continue reading

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