July 2010

A Segmented Life

Imagine rolling acres of gorgeous New England countryside replete with the entire cliche of chirping birds, humming insects and a beautiful, hot summer’s day.  Add several structures scattered over the property – each a ground-breaker in architecture and contemporary design.  One for cooking, sleeping and conversation, one for guests, intimacy and play, two for inspiration, […]

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Supermodels and the Politics of Birth

Women need to be heard.  To be heard requires understanding and knowledge.  In this, women in America are very much like their sisters in Bangladesh, Tanzania and Guatemala. All over the world, women are still dying in childbirth.  A woman dies every single minute.  In the majority of countries it is usually due to the […]

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Banging Your Head or Living a Tutti Frutti Life?

I watched my 18 month old bang his head against the wall in a fit of anger the other day.  In the midst of his fury, he raised his head to me with a look of complete and utter shock.  “What the heck just happened?” I could feel his question.   Here’s the thing with toddlers.  […]

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Curve Balls

“This desire for control and flexibility?  It’s more than on-ramping and off-ramping.  It’s more than a chance to have further education or take a world adventure.  More even than to care for the sick and sometimes, the dying.“ It’s been a long year.  And we’re only half way.  In the midst of global economic trauma, […]

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