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[19 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
I NEED PANCAKE!

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We live with a caveman – according to The Happiest Toddler on the Block.  One minute Theory is happy and smiling saying “I like that song” or “I like pancakes” with the greatest sense of enthusiasm.  The next minute she is whining and demanding to be held, tears in her eyes and despair on her face.  It is heart wrenching.
While I recognize that it could be much much worse, it has been nevertheless a difficult transition.  Theory is not that jealous, but she needs attention and …

Health & Fitness »

[9 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Searching For The Family Doctor

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Sir Author Conan Doyle based Sherlock Holmes on Dr. Joseph Bell, a doctor for whom he worked.   Bell was renown for his power of observations and deductive reasoning.  He was highly sought after and Queen Victoria was one of his patients.  House, the character on the TV show by the same name, was based on Holmes, who oddly enough was based upon Dr. Bell.  
On a side note, the new BBC production of Sherlock ROCKS.

We all hope for a Dr. Bell when we see a …

Development, Family, Toddler »

[20 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Raccoon Safari

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Last week, one of the parents from our homebirth class wrote a short piece in the NY Times, contemplating the nature of home for his daughter Hazel.

Since we moved from NY, I thought a lot about the nature of home, particularly in relationship to Theory, and now Win.  The day before flying from NY to SF we slept on an air mattress in an empty apartment and Tara remarked “Theory will never remember this place.”  It really struck a cord for me because it was in …

Blog, Exercise, Health & Fitness, Stuff »

[17 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Going Mobile

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Yesterday the new bike I ordered arrived in the mail. Last year I bought a Gary Fisher Simple City when my mountain bike was stolen from work in NY. The Simple City is an amazing bike – based on a Dutch commuter bike. It was perfect for New York.

But the first week after moving to San Rafael, I took the bike out for a ride and could not even get it up our driveway. We live atop a very large hill in San Rafael and the …