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[23 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

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!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);Well an explosion in the building where my work is located has created a week-long vacation, just as the temperature plummeted into the teens.  It is damn cold.
So Tara and I are being home-bodies — cooking, reading, watching tv, finishing the nursury, shopping for gifts, and I have been pinning insects.
I made chocolate pots de creme

I also tried making apple chips covered with a cinnamnn sugar

We also made carrot chips, buttermilk cookies, black-bean with spinach, penne vodka.  No wonder I am gaining weight!
The apple crumble certainly …

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[12 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

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!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);This morning the NY Times had an article on the film “Orgasminc Birth.”   This film, directed by Debra Pascali-Bonaro, is really not so much about the phenomenon of physiological orgasm during birth, as it is about the exploration of an ecstatic birth.

Unfortunately, if you have not seen the film, and only had the title to go by, you would think it is an expose on women having orgasms.  Nevertheless, this is part of the film’s discussion.
It is amazing to me the emotions and reactions that this …