Monthly Archives: September 2011

A plea, please

My friend, Monica, told me some bad news a few days ago: she would have to ease back on her recreational writing, her Wordnymph blog. Writing can be so hard in many ways, but when someone who has managed to … Continue reading

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Party time!

My second grade daughter celebrated her 8th birthday on  Wednesday, the 21st. She has been excited about moving to this new level for some time. She had her party at the weekend, with mainly school friends, ice skating. This event … Continue reading

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Doing it by the numbers

During the summer holidays, my now second grader and I had a few wrestling matches of the kind that should be familiar to many parents. “I don’t like maths,” she told me as I asked her some questions about calculating … Continue reading

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In the moment

We are often encouraged to live in the moment. Of the things we enjoy about our interactions with other people, fleeting exchanges are sometimes very special. They may be verbal. For example, a family group or set of close friends … Continue reading

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Transition

Every day has lessons, but are we ready to learn? I think about that a lot when I spend time with my 7 year-old, who just started 2nd grade yesterday. Not surprisingly, she was nervous about returning to school. We … Continue reading

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It’s all about timing

I took a good chunk of the past two weeks off from trading and writing. Because financial markets operate almost round-the-clock, it can be hard to really disconnect from them if you are active in them. Added to that is … Continue reading

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