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Hot Off The Virtual Press: The Good Life

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Public Houses

There is something special about a true public house.  Not the twee touristy pubs of package vacations, but the houses that have hosted villages and communities for centuries.  The ones that Americans only find themselves in when their itineraries have … Continue reading

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Playdate Politics

Once upon a time, or so I am told, parents sent the kids out the door in the morning to join the neighbor kids from the building, block, or country road and let them gallivant freely until grumbling stomachs brought them back. … Continue reading

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On a good day…

…the bathroom already has soap, shampoo, conditioner, towel, and toilet paper in it. …the kitchen contains a clean coffee cup as well as the coffee, sweetener, and milk to go in it. …I have healthy food the boys actually like … Continue reading

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Damned if you do; damned if you don’t… aka post-modern motherhood

Within the past few months, I have learned that all the guidelines on proper parenting that gave me the most acute attacks of guilt as the mother of very small children are now defunct.  Instead of ruining my older son’s … Continue reading

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Letting Go

The night before last, I watched my mother fly.  Had she taken up skydiving, this might have been a liberating experience, but instead, she was sailing through the air en route to the pavement from the step upon which she … Continue reading

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Grand Mothers

Grandmothers make for one of the many things I love about Bollywood films.   The grandmothers are the ones who accept their children’s and grandchildren’s variance from Indian cultural ideals, love them anyway, and ultimately help them to thrive despite … Continue reading

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Ma in Paa

I bumped Paa to the top of my Netflix list when I read it had beautiful shots of Cambridge, England.  My husband and I met in the Clare College MCR, married in Clare Chapel, and were punted away from our … Continue reading

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Women of Substance

Every time Reba McEntire comes on the radio, I think of Mrs. Trotter in The Duchess of Duke Street, and I finally realized why.  There is the flaming red hair paired with piercing blue eyes and figures worth fasting for, but … Continue reading

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Bubble Gum Bollywood: Dostana

Karan Johar gets a bad rap for producing the Hindi film version of bubble gum pop music.  While the soundtracks of Johar’s classics have upbeat, danceable tunes, each film succeeds in subverting serious social norms while viewers are too busy … Continue reading

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