Monthly Archives: November 2006

A crucial skill transmitted from mother to child

reading while walking "just like mom" Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. “Hey Mom. Ahem. Mom. Are you noticing something?” “What?” “I’m just like you. I’m reading while walking.” Yes… I am very proud of my book-loving, daydreaming, space cadet offspring! … finish reading A crucial skill transmitted from mother to child

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15 million insane craft projects later

turkeys Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. We made turkeys with cupcake papers, pumpkin napkin rings out of paper towel tubes, paper plate Mayflowers… The craftiness overwhelmed me. I have to admit, these turkeys came out to be charming. This afternoon … finish reading 15 million insane craft projects later

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What a good dog would do

We just had a spirited discussion of good dogs vs. bad dogs, sparked by reading a bunch of “Peanuts” cartoons. “I guess a good dog has to do what its master tells it to do.” (Oh! Too depressing of a … finish reading What a good dog would do

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In New York City

I’ve had a great week away from home! Almost a whole week in New York City, doing research for a book, and staying with my friend Laura. Most of the daytime I spent in the library at Columbia – I … finish reading In New York City

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Staying out of it

It’s a fine line, staying out of a playdate while not being a total bitch. I try to cultivate an aloof yet kindly air, like a haughty mother camel who can’t be bothered to sit on the floor and play … finish reading Staying out of it

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Hell is a basketball

Hell on earth Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Hell is a basketball that’s bigger than your whole torso, flying towards you at a bazillion miles an hour. The kids who are all a head taller than you or more jostle … finish reading Hell is a basketball

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The talky guy behind Pelosi

So, in this video of Pelosi’s speech, who the hell is that smirky dude behind her, the guy who keeps fidgeting and talking? You’d think someone would have taught him to behave better and show a little respect. I mean, … finish reading The talky guy behind Pelosi

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Do your homework before you go vote!

Everyone go read your voter information pamphlets! Tonight! Right now! Do it. You can also go online to Smartvoter.org which has information on all the candidates and local propositions. It’s so useful! When you can’t tell what a race is … finish reading Do your homework before you go vote!

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Death gets a time-out

Death gets a time-out Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. It was pretty funny to see this little kid in a Grim Reaper costume, sitting alone in disgrace on a bench at recess today. What did he do to get in … finish reading Death gets a time-out

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