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Cavy cakes

July 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Abigail wanted to have a birthday cake that would fit into her friend’s gluten-free diet. So we bought some namaste brand brownie and blondie mixes. Using a template Abigail had made we cut guinea-pig-shaped brownies and blondies. MnMs, frosting and chocolate turned the little cakes into cavies with eyes, ears and smiles. We were all [...]

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V is for Varicella

April 19th, 2006 · 8 Comments

There are a number of reasons why this blog has been quiet but the past ten days can be summarized with two words: Chicken Pox Seeing Spots On Saturday April 8 we invited friends over for dinner. The kids seemed unusually fussy that night and I was suspicious they might be ill. As they were [...]

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The big pink cookie principle

May 9th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Beth Freeman, a once and future Bainbridge Islander, commented on this blog in the past week and directed my attention to the blog where she is a co-author: Creating Passionate Users. In the post Fine-grained treats = user happiness, Kathy Sierra quoted Iris Murdoch and a study in Scientific American Mind to make the point: [...]

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Breaking my usual policy

May 6th, 2005 · 3 Comments

In the talk I am preparing for Gnomedex, I discuss the limits my husband and I have placed on our blogging of our family life. While I may post pictures of my kids, I do not publish pictures of their faces. However, these images of my daughters peering through a playground bridge (at Island Lake [...]

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When love and sex divorced

April 22nd, 2005 · 8 Comments

Sexuality Education teacher Kathie McCarthy in a piece posted at Bainbridge Buzz expressed her concerns over the definition of being sexual and the intimate activities kids as young as 13 pursue with each other in a casual, recreational way. While not surprised by the separation of sex and love (quoting lyrics from the musical Hair), [...]

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