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Cruddy American Lesson #One

And so it begins, Z’s American High School experience. First lesson: Winning is Everything. And if you’re not good enough to win, you can always fetch water. So, she tried and failed to make the volleyball team. No big deal. She’d only arrived from Germany roughly 48 hours before the tryouts. I’m sure that had […]

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Fix. It.

Not quite related to diabetes care, management, complaints of, progress in, fed up with, tears over, yada yada yada….but I think this relates to my recent post Hulk Smash, in which I reflected on my inability to fix things. Annie Leonard’s project The Story of Stuff has always counted Franca and I as two of their […]

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Anything They Want to Be

A couple of years ago, I got into an email argument with one of my kids’ science teachers. Beyond the fact that I was on a two year low of feeling particularly let down by the conscience and caliber of science teachers at the school, who seemed incapable of anything other than sucking the fun […]

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