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2013 Week 49: YouTube, a Thanksgiving miracle

Holidays create some of the most profound imprints on our memory and recalling those memories with all of our senses brings certain feelings bubbling to the surface. We may not remember the details of our past, but for anyone fortunate … Continue reading

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Week 52: A great close-out

I started 2012 with grand plans to articulate my goals and track their success in a new blog. Here it is, week 52. Just days before the start of Another 52 Weeks. So how’d I do? Meh. Not bad. A … Continue reading

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Looking back on Week 41: Hallowthanksgivistmas

Our trip back to the States was a lovely adventure in celebrations. With Number Two on the way, we will be unable to fly to the United States for Christmas. Instead, we went home in the fall and celebrated the … Continue reading

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Week 40: The meaning of Christmas

It’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas. Unless you’re one of the disgustingly organized shoppers with a year-long running list completed before Halloween trick-or-treaters bang down neighborhood doors. Unlike me. Or, like me, one of countless holiday travelers … Continue reading

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Week 34: All that free time

Will I sleep or write? Will I go for a walk or veg in front of the television with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s? The possibilities are endless. Starting this week, I will have a couple of hours alone … Continue reading

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Moving to Switzerland while pregnant

This week was my one-year anniversary of moving to Switzerland. I can hear the collective sigh of relief from those of you familiar with my moving pattern. Take, for example, the three addresses I had within as many months of … Continue reading

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Week 21: Leaving the baby with someone else

Sophie, for the first time, spent time with her grandparents and uncle without Mom and Dad. Equally as noteworthy, “Mom and Dad” transformed back into “Tara and Dominique” for a couple of hours. It was fabulous. We put the top … Continue reading

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