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PANK You Very Much

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

There is nothing more annoying to a woman without kids than getting the “So, when are you going to have a baby?” inevitable (and rude) question. Or so I thought. Now that I’m well past “child bearing age” (in other words, older than dirt), people don’t bother to ask that question anymore, though they do get the oh-you-poor-thing-you’ll-never-know-the-joys-of-motherhood weepy-eyed look when the subject of kids comes up between us. (more…)

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Ph. D. in Patty Cakes

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Remember your college graduation? Wasn’t that  a very special day? You knew you had achieved something, right? Four years of studying, cramming (and some partying, too, no doubt.) But you had to get the grades to make it through. What about your high school graduation day? How important was that, to have your diploma in hand, proving you had what it took to finish what many of your grandparents hadn’t. Some of us even had a Junior High graduation,  because  7th and 8th grade meant changing classes and different teachers and science and maybe even foreign languages. We were going to  high school!

But did you have a kindergarten graduation? Or a pre-school one? No? (more…)

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