Monthly Archives: June 2013

The 40-Something Implantee: Part 3

I’m grumpy. I haven’t really heard in three days, since I have been activated. That means I have been relying entirely on lipreading this whole time. Which further means I am exhausted and therefore, irritable. Can’t blame mid-life hormones on this … Continue reading

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The 40-Something Implantee: Part 2

My Pre-Op Appointment A few weeks after I made the decision about the surgery date, I was scheduled to see the nurse for my shot, the surgeon (again), and the pre-anesthesia folks. I had to get a meningitis shot– people … Continue reading

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The 40-Something Implantee- Part 1

There’s a reason I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like. I decided in the prime of my mid-life to get implanted (I wince as I say this because it sounds so…robotic?). No, I did not get breast implants. … Continue reading

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Camp Ten Trees

This summer will be Shaila Pierce-Hamel’s fifth summer at Camp Ten Trees and she can’t wait. “We have camp songs about all kinds of families, like Herman the Worm who eats his two moms,” said Shaila. Read the rest of my Parentmap … Continue reading

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“Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee”

I just finished a fun read: Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, by Charles Shields, which as the title speaks for itself, was a biography of the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most popular classics of all time. … Continue reading

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The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition: A Small Nonprofit Makes a Difference Advocating for Environmental Health

When Peter Quenguyen, a Vietnamese immigrant, moved to Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, he didn’t know the river nearby had been designated by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2001 as one of the most contaminated sites in the nation and a … Continue reading

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“Doing Good” Blog on Parentmap

I’ve managed to land a twice-a-month blogging gig on Parentmap, a very cool resource for parenting articles and activities around town for families. The title of the column is “Doing Good.” We tossed around a bunch of titles like “Think … Continue reading

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