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I'm a freelance writer and editor with a great husband, a mostly wonderful but occasionally trying preschooler, and a new baby girl.
Interests: buffy, world affairs, language study, czech republic, cooking, parenting, politics, baking, international travel, post-communist issues, montana, spooks
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Thank you, Julia! That means a lot. I will definitely leave a forwarding address if it comes to that. I appreciate your taking the time to write. Nicole
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2011 on Goodbye, for now at Livingston, I Presume
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Jan 13, 2010
Where do you think I learned it? :) Thanks, Mom!
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2009 on Cheap is the new black at Livingston, I Presume
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Thanks, Thomas. I also wonder about the polarization--especially since it seems to be getting worse, not better.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2009 on Open letter at Livingston, I Presume
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Sep 25, 2009
Thanks, Tracie, and sorry to hear about your husband! I hope something will turn up soon. Do you have your FB page linked to your blog? I'll have to check it out.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2009 on 36 at Livingston, I Presume
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You know, I'm not sure. But I wouldn't say my butt has appreciably widened as a result of cable. Of course, it was pretty wide to start out with, so there's that.
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2008 on The "spirit" of "service" at Livingston, I Presume
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I don't think it has changed. The second generation almost always learns the language of the host country, while the first generation toils to get to that better life for their kids. Singing the national anthem in Spanish doesn't mean they're not learning English. Moreover, as I've said before on this blog, a little second-language-learning would not hurt anyone in this country.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2006 on English acquisition at Livingston, I Presume
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Maybe that's it. Sedation is sounding better and better. I even had a beer the other night for the first time in ages. Perhaps I could start with some heavy drinking...
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2006 on Speechless at Livingston, I Presume
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Sher, I like the way you think! If only they weren't already gone...
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2006 on Running on fumes! at Livingston, I Presume
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Again I agree with you. Those sorts of logical things happen in Canada. Not so much in my own home country...
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I agree. When I mentioned those items, it was only a partial list of things that might have an outside chance of someday getting somewhere legislatively in the United States, where we can't even bear to guarantee unpaid maternity leave for all women. When my son was born, I was living in the Czech Republic. There, all women get maternity and child pay. In fact, they just raised the maternity benefit to more than $700 per month! I would get behind that in a second. But that's never going to happen, not in a country where we allow millions of children and adults to go without basic healthcare.
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There are tablecloths at the Stockman? Since when? Give us another chance, Abra. The tablecloths are gone and it's all beef, all grime, all beer, all the time at the Stockman Bar.
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