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To Love What Is Ugly: Family stories

We giggled onscreen together when she told me about the ring her grandmother had left her. ''It is so ugly! And I so love it." My pink-haired tattooed client also knew her great grandmother, which is a little unusual. Indeed, we picked a path through five generations...

My grandparents’ shocking first date.

"Once upon a time there was a farm girl -- the youngest of six kids.  She was shy and thought she was ugly.  She had some very glamorous older sisters and some very rowdy older brothers. They all lived in Aroostook County, Maine. Imagine rural Northern Maine farm...

Perks of having atypical kids

My first kid came 16 weeks early.  I see your math-wheels turning, converting that into months.  Yep.  He spent 3 months in intensive care and 3 weeks in a transitional hospital.  He was about 6 months old when he first brought his hands to midline (the center of his...

Crossing the divide: will women ever get out of the kitchen?

Thanksgiving's traditional gender roles are getting stuffed.  That's pretty exciting.  Want to know how I know?  Our local free paper ran that as its cover story last week! Unless I accidentally picked up an issue from the 1960s.  Or 1970s. The article quotes one...

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