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Entries from January 2005

Malcolm Gladwell’s Bainbridge Island appearance postponed until March 7

January 22nd, 2005 · No Comments

I don’t know if the other Seattle area stops (Elliot Bay Bookstore this afternoon and University of Washington tomorrow) will also be postponed. But in the meantime, read Elisa Camahort’s report of Malcolm Gladwell’s stop at Books Inc.

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Tags: books

What can you do with an anesthesia mask?

January 22nd, 2005 · 3 Comments

Pretend to be an announcer at an ice skating competition… Sitting on a stool in our kitchen this morning, Michaela pressed her anesthesia mask from yesterday’s operation against her face as she announced: Now Abigail Leung and Elisabeth Leung take the ice… She then started singing while her sisters skated in their stockings across our [...]

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Tags: family

If your child is having surgery: 12 tips for families

January 22nd, 2005 · 6 Comments

scene from the hospital waiting room yesterday Thinking about Michaela’s surgery yesterday, I realized I’d like to write up ideas from our experience that might help other families in a similiar situation. Here are 12 tips that came to mind. Talk about it Talk about it with the hospital staff. Ask questions. Talk about it [...]

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Tags: health

Surgery surprises: what a difference a day can make

January 22nd, 2005 · 3 Comments

Yesterday Michaela had surgery. It was a minor procedure. And it was not a surprise. We had been watching this condition for two years, half her life, visiting various physicians and trying to determine when would be the best time to operate. I had asked questions and had expectations for how the process would happen [...]

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The Love Wife by Gish Jen

January 22nd, 2005 · No Comments

Why did I read The Love Wife? I read a review in the Seattle Times. And I like to try to keep up with fiction writers as I can. I’ve read a few Gish Jen stories but never one of her novels. Yet this one surprised me with its richness, surpassing my expectations. Why should [...]

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Tags: books