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First day of school

In 1981, my mother dropped me off for my first day of Kindergarten, shortly after our move to a new country, with a new home,

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What would you say?

I was picking up SweetPea from school when this woman I had never seen before slipped in as I opened the gate and started bombarding

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Rebound girlfriend

My mom left after an extended stay with us and I feel like the poorest of substitutes.  She and Sweetpea bonded so much over this

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Transformation

Sweetpea is in his creepy crawlies stage, the stage that I had been dreading since he was born, for I, like many prissy girls, am not a

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Agora

I started to watch the movie Agora (meaning public place or place of assembly in Ancient Greek) on television quite by chance and almost reluctantly

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Humpty Dumpty

Nursery Rhyme: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put

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Saying Sorry

The tagline of the 1970 schmaltzfest Love Story, starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, was “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”  Really? I don’t

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Apprentice Recap

Season 10, Episode 2 (Thursday, September 23, 2010) Okay so first of all, this episode was just BLEH.  Both the challenge and the boardroom antics

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The Next Apprentice?

Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy is an Iranian-American Assistant District Attorney from Brooklyn, NY, who will be competing in Season 10 of NBC’s The Apprentice. She is vying

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This Week in the News

Back of the queue South Korea announced it would impose sanctions on Iran, causing Sarah Palin to twitter:”What! Those Commies are on our side now?”

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This Week in the News

Not in Oprah’s Book Club Tony Blair published his memoir, a 700 page volume entitled ‘Journey’ that reveals fascinating behind-the-scenes details on the thought process

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This Week in the News

Takes one to know one Iranian State TV lashed out at French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, implying that she is a slut who is known

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This Week in the News

The Day the Laughter died Iranian-American expatriates attending a conference in Tehran were perplexed when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech riddled with uncharacteristic wisecracks,

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This Week in the News

Monday 8/2: Washington Post columnist on ABC news show ‘This Week,’ calling it “lackluster” and “contrived.”  On the other hand, he loved the “relaxed” and

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This Week in the News

Monday 7/26: Iranian.com Editor in Chief , ABC news, after further investigation, clarified that the incentive of $950 is to encourage Iranian women to have

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M.I.A.

My latest musical obsession is M.I.A.’s Space Odyssey.  When she had her huge hit Paper Planes, I honestly did not care for it that much. 

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Vizard of the Vestside

I came across the blog “Vizard of the Vestside” quite by chance (okay quite by surfing aimlessly on the Net instead of doing the research

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Good Samaritan

On my last blog, I talked about the two good Samaritans who helped me out in a moment of need.  As usual, talking about the

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