Author: Deborah

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Something About Mary, Revisited

I wrote my first blogpost for Exponent in 2006. When I browse my own archives, the posts often feel like journey-markers, reminders of the self who preceded my present self. Often, they resemble that fabulous outfit that...

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Tilling the Earth

Tomorrow is her first birthday, and she hasn’t gotten a fire ant bite yet.  That’s something of a miracle given the menacing mounds that keep popping up in our backyard. We’ve been away from...

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Love Bug, Revisited

I was feeling nostalgic this weekend, and my mind wandered back to young love, in the form of a person and a bright blue bug. I published this to the blog almost exactly 6...

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The Professor is Wrong

It’s not my day to post, but I have to get this out there — so I know my co-bloggers will forgive me.  Today, the Washington Post published an article on race and the...

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Biblical Parenting Lessons

The Bible is a mixed bag when it comes to parenting advice. Quick, name the mom or dad: Why can’t you act more like your delightfully obsequious little brother? I like you best: dress...

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Rockabye Baby

A few minutes ago, my baby’s screams lit up the monitor.  I found her writhing in her bassinet, eyes shut tight, whimpering between screams.  Do babies have nightmares? What do they fear? When I...