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Entries from June 2004

Charlotte’s Web

June 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

The girls and I have finished reading Charlotte’s Web. They’ve enjoyed it to the point of assigning roles from the book to each other. Michaela often ends up as Wilbur while either Elisabeth or Abigail is Charlotte. Sometimes Abigail is Fern or sometimes she is Mr. Zuckerman. The girls have been talking about the end [...]

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Tags: books

The Year of the Blue Horse

June 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Two poems in celebration: When I was One, I had just begun…[...] But now I am Six, I’m as clever as clever. So I think I’ll be six now forever and ever. – A.A. Milne copyright 1955 Already she is six years old. Adventurous, brave and bold. [...] Today she wants a horse that is [...]

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Tags: family

“Walking” in the womb

June 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Tonight I showed the girls these pictures posted by the BBC A new type of ultrasound scan has produced vivid pictures of a 12 week-old foetus “walking” in the womb. The girls enjoyed the photos, finishing their dinners with speed so they could see them. It lead to a little discussion about placentas, umbilical cords [...]

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Tags: motherhood

My instant infatuation with Seattle’s Central Library

June 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

It was all so sudden. I didn’t expect it. A surprise. I was skeptical. Suspicious. I went into it prepared to fight. But as soon as I opened the door, it was all over. I had fallen in love. Perhaps I should not use the term “falling in love” to describe my relationship with a [...]

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Tags: seattle

What I hope Bill Gates will blog

June 30th, 2004 · 3 Comments

The news appeared in the paper a few days ago that Bill Gates may begin blogging soon. The line from the Seattle Times story described the Microsoft chairman as someone who tends to come late to the party. I’ve describing blogging as a party and Bill G. is welcome to come. In fact I’ve heard, [...]

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Tags: blog