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[27 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

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Dear Friend,
Thank you for your email regarding childhood vaccinations. Since there has been no progress on these issues this session there will be the opportunity to study them without the rush of end of session.
The issue of vaccinations sometimes elicits strong feelings. I am comfortable with a public health model that protects youngsters and the general populace from disease that would have caused sickness and even death before the invention of the vaccine. Studies are inconclusive about …

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[22 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]

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July 18th
I spend a few hours yesterday with my niece Rachel. We went swimming. Rachel is very gregarious!
My brother has to change her diaper and I went to help him. He told me to hold her arms. She squirmed and cried in the most primordial display of animal will. She screamed like we were killing her. But two seconds later, after my brother had wiped her bum clean and put on a new diaper, he put her down and she ran around kicking a ball …

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[18 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

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On a flight from Hawaii to LA,Tara is en route to the International Doula Conference in Vancouver. It will be great to see my family for the first time since finding out that Tara is pregnant. Actually, my Dad and his wife Louis had stayed at our place in NY a few weeks ago. But I will be seeing my mom and brother and sister-in-law and niece.
I had expected to get more of a reaction from family at the news of Tara’s pregnancy. But silence. …

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[18 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

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Today is our last day of vacation. We spend much of it relaxing by the pool. Tara has had bouts of nausea and other gastrointestinal issues every day, which puts a bit of a damper on the activities.
Yesterday we did do a kayak-hike to a waterfall. It was nothing too strenuous, a few miles each way, but it was really nice to get out and paddle. We got the chance to see a bit of the interior of the island rather than just the beaches.

We …