Archive > March 2013

On choosing to be childless

The loneliest discovery I ever made — much lonelier than the realization that my personal relationship with Jesus was of the imaginary friend variety — was the discovery that I didn’t want children. I had always kept the option open, just in case, but as my childbearing years are winding down, I find one of […]

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Society’s Child

Rating: I have been wanting to read this book for nearly five years, since I first heard an interview on NPR with Janis Ian. I didn’t know Ian’s music, but I was fascinated with her story, the trailblazing teenager who wrote a song about interracial relationships at a time when the topic was still controversial. […]

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Cause for Alarm

Rating: I will admit it. I have Holocaust exhaustion. Don’t get me wrong: I think it’s important we acknowledge and remember the atrocities of concentration camps, but eventually it seems akin to the gruesome Passion-of-the-Christ obsession with bloody torture. I am happy to say, this book has nothing to do with the Holocaust. In fact, […]

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