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I took some time this week to become a mother-in-law and a grandmother.
 
That is to say, my son took the time this week to get married, and then in rapid order, to become a father.  It was quite the week.
 
I have become completely convinced that I am destined, in any arena where I judge others, to...

"I don’t know how you do it," my neighbor’s girlfriend commented. My five-year-old daughter Siu Loong was at her father’s house and I had taken advantage of my free night to attend and photograph a march against police brutality, then stayed out till midnight developing the film I had shot.
 
"I dunno. I just do...

My husband Ivan and I do not happen to adhere to the practices of any organized religion, and before we had kids that seemed to be working just fine. We come from different backgrounds (mine agnostic with varying degrees of Christianity in my heritage, his a mix between Jewish and agnostic), but had generally landed in the...

Only an hour after my D & E, still groggy from the anesthesia and reeling from the shock of the previous few days, I hastily exited the hospital where a few years earlier, I delivered two healthy, perfect baby girls. Just outside the sliding glass doors, the sounds of the city flooded my ears. The stench of smoke exhaled...

No matter how rich I might become, I will always be the daughter of a janitor
--Frances Varian, in Without a Net
 
When I was a tearaway teen my mother gave me only two rules: do not drive out of the county, and do not get pregnant. Of course I didn't listen; I was in a brutal and...

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