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The Girl Effect

Thanks to Megan Heuter and her blog Because I Played Sports, I finally saw this incredible advocacy campaign called the Girl Effect. In Kenya, 1.6 million girls are high school dropouts. If they could finish their secondary education, they would make 30% more money – and contribute $3.2 billion to the Kenyan economy every year. […]

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Opponents Sparring in Boxing Debate

The Australian Medical Association wants to ban children (under 18, do you suppose?) from boxing, and put strict laws in place to control the sport. One doctor in favor of the ban pointed to the injury rate in “non-contact sports” such as rugby and soccer (“non-contact”? Has this dude ever seen rugby or soccer?), presumably […]

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Take Your Bop Out

Take Your Bop Out

The Maker was the only one of my three who wanted a pacifier, and in the long tradition of babies and their pacifiers, he called his “bops.” He was happiest with one in his mouth, a backup in his hand, and even more in pockets, or otherwise within reach. When he was old enough to […]

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The First at about 4 years old

On McDonald’s French Fries

My recent post about Why Your Workout Isn’t Working prompted a funny chain of comments on Facebook, which I totally enjoyed. Most of them related bad food favorites, and McDonald’s was named in the very first comment (Hi, Greg!). Sigh. I love MickeyD’s french fries more than any other fast food french fries. And back […]

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That’s Amore

For the past week or so my father has spent quite a bit of time with the Maker. They have endlessly discussed the Maker’s Army canteen, his favorite purchase at a yard sale last week. Papa gave him a braided belt as an improvised sling for it, and a camouflage cap to wear to match […]

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Turning My Sheep Over

When I was six I was somewhat horrified to learn that a woman named Mrs. Wolf would be my kindergarten teacher. It turned out she was an okay sort of teacher (imagine!) but I felt it was a grave oversight on the part of the administration. During the first weeks of school we were introduced […]

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