Friday Not Quite Morning
Thu, 21/07/11 – 15:26 | One Comment

I remember this view, looking up and back at the ghosts of congregants from the early 1900s, and my own ghosts from the last years of that century. Convergence and a little synchronicity.

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GenX Pandora

Lizzie and Jane are on the cusp of GenX. We continually search for our spot (past and present) in the great game of generational generalization.

Heretic Chicks

Spirituality as continually redesigned by Lizzie and Jane

Inside The Box

Lizzie and Jane’s brewing stew of back and forth trouble that hasn’t yet been loosed upon the world…

Lists upon lists upon lists

Because there’s nothing you can’t put on a list

Outside The Box

Everything else Lizzie and Jane are thinking about…

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Fun Run
Sat, 13/11/10 – 15:33 | No Comment

Lizzie I had to reread the text message several times before I realized that the 10K request from my college daughter was NOT a plea for lavish senior-year funding. OMG, she wants me to RUN a 10K.   She actually thinks I’ve got 10 kilometers of "just do it" in me.  Which soon gave way to… Awwwwwww.  What a nice compliment from my super-fit 21-year-old daughter. After a flurry of text messages, we’d struck a compromise:  5K, October 9, Waynesboro, Virginia, Fall Colors Fun Run. Which meant I needed to actually begin doing some running.  Now mind you, I’m not in terrible shape.  I give my elliptical a whole 30-40 minutes of my time most days.  And if the kids aren’t around, I cue [...] Continue Reading…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…
Wed, 15/09/10 – 13:04 | No Comment
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

I myself keep clinging to the Staples commercial of the mom giddy with glee, throwing back to school items into her cart, sullen children lagging behind. Cue the classic Christmas tune, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”

Parenting: A Modern Democracy (not!) or a Medieval Papacy?
Sun, 5/09/10 – 8:10 | No Comment
Parenting: A Modern Democracy (not!) or a Medieval Papacy?

“This house IS NOT a democracy!” How many times did you ever hear your parents say (or scream) that? And how often do you say it now?

A tale of chicken nuggets, corn flakes, and Schleprock…
Sun, 23/05/10 – 17:20 | 4 Comments

I hate to whine about myself here, for a few reasons: Lizzie and I promised one another, when we conceived Pandoration,  there would be no personal whining.  Unless of course it was funny.  Another reason …

What I Learned from Holden Caulfield
Fri, 29/01/10 – 12:03 | No Comment
What I Learned from Holden Caulfield

What I learned from Holden Caulfield, whom I got to know in Mrs. Levinson’s 11th-grade English class (where Jane sat a few seats behind me, by the way)…. As a reader: An honest-to-goodness …

‘Twas the Night Before the Tablet
Wed, 27/01/10 – 8:47 | No Comment
‘Twas the Night Before the Tablet

UPDATE: And here it is!  Follow the presentation of the new iPad and check out all the cool things it does! GDGT LIVE APPLE COVERAGE …

Among The Hmong: You Are Not My Everything…Part 3 of Our Consideration in Many Parts
Sun, 17/01/10 – 12:20 | No Comment
Among The Hmong: You Are Not My Everything…Part 3 of Our Consideration in Many Parts

image: Eric Zener "Air" oil/canvas Gallery Henoch Jane:  So last week found me lagging in my reading of Committed.  Lots to do around the house, with the kids,  I wasn’t making the time …

Part 2: A Consideration in Many Parts… and Schmaltzy-Weepy Bathroom Floor Moment(s)
Wed, 13/01/10 – 13:02 | One Comment
Part 2:  A Consideration in Many Parts… and Schmaltzy-Weepy Bathroom Floor Moment(s)

So, to continue from the last post, why did the lovely, exuberant, enjoyable restless, replete-with-sensory-feasting memoir Eat, Pray, Love sit on my shelf for months during 2008/2009?  And why did it finally come off the …

A Consideration, in many parts, of Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Committed”
Sun, 10/01/10 – 21:01 | 3 Comments
A Consideration, in many parts, of Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Committed”

Jane So I have to admit, before I even began to read this book, there has been a tremendous amount of conversation going on around me regarding Elizabeth Gilbert, …

Musings on a not-quite-so-recent weekend of music
Tue, 22/12/09 – 17:27 | 2 Comments
Musings on a not-quite-so-recent weekend of music

Jane At the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, HBO aired the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 25th Anniversary concert.   I usually approach these sort of things with a modicum of wary disdain …

An Open Letter to You, our Dear Readers
Mon, 23/11/09 – 15:38 | 2 Comments
An Open Letter to You, our Dear Readers

Dear Readers,  Wow, it’s been a long time since we’ve been here.  We both miss you, and posting here, terribly.  Jane and I talk over the phone fairly frequently, and in amidst our respective trials …