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Entries from August 2004

How to get to know August

August 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

Friday on the radio I heard Slate’s Assessment: Let’s Get Rid of August David Plotz of Slate offers a cheeky commentary on why the month of August should be eliminated, or at least shortened. Plotz’s plans for August lack one key feature: familiarity with the month. He quips that most people don’t know whether it [...]

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Tags: motherhood

Not for public consumption?

August 30th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Michael Williams has been running a short series on breastfeeding in public; his first post was published while we were on vacation. Many comments were made on the first post so I will offer only three brief ones here. As reference for the record, I will state that I have spent more than three years [...]

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So the anthropologists can help themselves

August 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Via email dialogue, Pops sent me a link to this post How to blog like an anthropologist by anthropologist and economist Grant McCracken. Here today and truly gone tomorrow. It is the fine details of lived experience that are most precious to our understanding of a cultural moment, and it is these details that are [...]

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Tags: food

Magic Bed: Receptionista on the radio

August 29th, 2004 · Comments Off

Yesterday I didn’t remember it until 1:45, with 15 minutes left in the program, but that turned out to be perfect timing to hear Receptionista read her piece titled Magic Bed on the radio (audio file here)! Her childhood story was smooth and funny and rich with wisdom. It sounded perfect for public radio. She [...]

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Tags: blog

Emotional preserves

August 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

It’s canning season. Grocery stores display packs of glass jars and lids as well as boxes of berries and peaches. In my homeschool yahoogroup, moms exchange advice on recipes for preserves. It’s been years since I dared to make jam but I’ve done it a few times. What a combination of harvesting and hope: a [...]

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Tags: journal