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“All great achievements require time”

A year ago this week I was in Bangladesh with the maternal health organization Every Mother Counts to visit clinics and observe programs that had been implemented by both private organizations and the government in slums and villages to improve the lives of women. Even though it’s a deeply cliché thing to say or write [...]

Party of the year

You know how summers go, right? Vacations, college reunions, family reunions, camp, hair implants, breast reduction surgery, that New Kids on the Block Cruise where you actually get to mingle with Jordan Knight. Schedules are crazy, am I right? You know what I’m talking about. Right now you’re thinking about how you had to take [...]

Stuff I found while looking around

- This is what I always thought the future would look like. – Behind the scenes photos from the make-up artistry of Prometheus – 10 great TV spots directed by David Fincher – Oh, you have a herding dog, too? – Or just a plain old dog? – If at first you don’t succeed, try [...]

Newsletter: Marlo turns three

Dear Marlo, Today you turn three years old. This morning after you screamed, “MOM!” fourteen different ways, sometimes turning it into a two and three and seven syllable word, I finally got out of bed to go get you from your crib. You had your stuffed puppy wrapped around your head and wouldn’t look at [...]

New Tunes – Local Natives

I was bouncing around some music blogs and playlists earlier this week when I came across this song and something about it crawled into my ear, down into my my belly and exploded. I didn’t even realize until I had listened to it for two straight hours that I saw Local Natives perform as an [...]

You can’t rush it, not when you’re making homemade bread

Marlo is turning three years old this week, and I’ve mentioned before that she has a bit of an obsession with stuffed animals, specifically puppies. I serendipitously stumbled onto this video and I can’t wait to show it to her because it combines two of her favorite things: a birthday party and a dog. Wait [...]

Danger ahead

You guys remember when that rattlesnake in the backyard almost killed my dog and swallowed my kid? Don’t worry, animal lovers. We never found him, so I’m sure he’s living comfortably somewhere in some cozy nook UNDERNEATH MY BED. That’s why I sleep with a shovel. And a butcher knife. In my bathtub. Marlo refuses [...]

Stuff I found while looking around

- A collection images of things that are real, but not quite real — mockups, practice drills, lifelike works of art, simulators, puppets, models, prototypes, automatons, and more. – OBEY, A Montage of Christian Kids Singing by Everything is Terrible. You guys, God is so fun. – Running for Wounded Warriors: On March 26, 2012, [...]

New Tunes – Angus and Julia Stone

It’s kind of a twofer this week because first up is a brother and sister duo and then it’s the sister’s solo effort, both equally a total damn pleasure to listen to. Angus and Julia are an Australian acoustic folk-pop combo, and their latest album Down the Way released in 2010 was pretty much a [...]

Dinner etiquette

My cousin Mckenzie who usually watches Marlo during the day has been out of town this week, so Cami stepped in to provide childcare. Cami and her brother used to share a car, and I’m not sure what the exact story is behind why they no longer have that car, so let’s just pretend that [...]