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24 April 2011 - Canine Connection
Since adopting our dog, Jolie, last fall, Damien and I have had a thrilling time getting to know her better, both as an individual and as one of the canine kind. I grew up with dogs and so I met Jolie with a certain level of experience. However, in working from home I have had […]
23 April 2011 - Facing Religion in the New Millenium
I recently saw an excellent documentary on religion and the role it plays in America today. For the Bible Tells Me So, by Daniel Karslake, does a decent job of tiptoeing the tightrope of objectivity (at least from my admittedly liberal point of view) in a look at how religion can divide, damage and hurt. […]
04 April 2011 - Oh, Canada!
It seems a little strange to know exactly where I will be in six months…but not yet be able to do anything about it. Damien and I are moving to Montreal! Wooo! Now what? I almost immediately started making lists of things to do…only to realize that almost all of those things are tasks I […]
23 March 2011 - Going Rugged in the Green Mountain State
Damien and I have on the whole been loving our time in Vermont. Great state, great people, breath-taking scenery. A general and refreshing absence of strip malls, traffic, chain restaurants and grey cityscapes. A long, cold winter…but all the winter sports and activities you can think of to help it fly by. In fact, our biggest […]
05 February 2010 - A Sense of Place in DC
I recently saw—and thoroughly enjoyed—the 2007 film, Talk to Me, by Kasi Lemmons. The movie pleasantly surprised me with its drama, wit, and cool-handed insight; but most of all it shared a sympathy and understanding of Washington, DC that I had never seen before. Despite the fact that I’ve lived here for over two years […]
29 January 2010 - Updated Emsite!
At the risk of shameless self-promotion, I recommend checking out my website if you haven’t in a while! I recently updated it to include some new features, including details on this summer’s archaeological field school in the Marquesas and an entirely new FRENCH section, which I had been intending to do since I originally started […]
27 January 2010 - A Doggone Dilemma…
For as long as I can remember, I have known that I would someday have my own dog. One of the old family videos shows the day I came home from the hospital, and who should be first to investigate my plump, flushed little face as my mom brought me out of the car? No, not my […]
18 January 2010 - The Curse of Conscientious Shopping
I recently read the book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” by Michael Pollan. To say that this book changed my perspective on food would be a gross understatement. It transformed the way I see the whole American lifestyle; or, to put it more pointedly (and using food industry lingo), it pumped my former suspicions about our food system full of growth hormones and let them loose […]
18 January 2010 - Back in the Swing
So I think we can all agree—that is me, you, and the other two people reading my blog—that I have been totally delinquent about posting, the past few months…or six. As my boyfriend recently remarked upon visiting the EmBlog: “Wow. You really need to update your blog!” Thank you, dearest, for pointing out the obvious. […]
22 October 2009 - The Swine!
Maybe it’s because I come from a family of doctors and never got taken to the doctor’s office for being sick when I was little, but I have a very high degree of skepticism regarding the latest big scare: Swine Flu, or, if you prefer the more glamourous and fantastical science-fiction name, Novel H1N1. I […]