Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Reason Why

When Terence won his research grant, I was immensely relieved for a deep emotional reason. “Awesome!” I told him. “Now when we are looking at each other some horrible day in February, wondering why the heck we uprooted our lives … Continue reading

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Ouch

Margaret got injured this weekend, bringing us our first real experience with Israeli health care. I’m amazed it took this wild child until late March to get hurt, and equally surprised at the setting. In a city of perils (broken … Continue reading

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Seven months

One of the many things I love about my neighborhood is the population of Sensitive New Age Guys who live here. I don’t know why, but dads are more conspicuously involved in childcare here than in most places in the … Continue reading

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March madness

I apologize for the radio silence. March is the Month Without Routine (but with lots and lots of fun). Within five weeks, we have had or will have… A visit from dear friends, originally Terence’s from college, and their dear … Continue reading

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Mount of Olives

I’m in a group called the Jerusalem Expat Network, which organizes tours around the city and region once a month. Today it was the Mount of Olives churches, led by a Danish woman who is married to a Palestinian and … Continue reading

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SAHM

I had my children a few years before most of my friends did, so I’ve often been asked for advice on the age-old “working vs. staying home” dilemma. My response usually goes something like this:  They are both really, really … Continue reading

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Curioser and curioser

Early in our courtship, Terence told me his favorite quality in a woman was “curiosity.” I think he found a decent amount of this in his wife, but WOW did his firstborn daughter deliver. Ever since Hannah started talking, life … Continue reading

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