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3 posts from November 2006

27 November 2006

A Baby's Favorite Plaything (Christian Science Monitor - 27 November 2006)

Csm_logo_2 My essay on being my son's favorite toy (and the many embarrassing public performances that accompanied that honor) appears today in the Christian Science Monitor.

Excerpt:

Like most expectant mothers, I read a number of books about pregnancy, wanting to know, well, what exactly I should be expecting! I pored over these books - highlighting passages, taking quizzes, and marking off checklists - in order to make sure that I was prepared for anything and everything the birth of my son might bring. And I thought I was ready...

 

09 November 2006

A lesson in history, but not from Hollywood (Christian Science Monitor - 9 November 2006)

Csm_logo_1 An essay about watching war movies with my husband, a soldier who is fairly picky about how the great battles of the past are portrayed, was published in the Christian Science Monitor today. 

Excerpt:

We were less than 30 minutes into our movie rental when my husband bolted upright from the couch and said with disgust, "What is going on with that uniform? It's all wrong. He looks more like a foreign legionnaire than a British pilot."

I should have expected it. Being married to a soldier means that you are going to have to sit through your share of war movies. And each time Nick and I do, I'm treated to a litany of criticism regarding the way Hollywood depicts the military events of the past: "That doesn't look a thing like Verdun..."

(To read the rest of the essay, click here).

07 November 2006

Microsoft Zeros in on Healthcare (Healthcare Informatics - November 2006)

Healthinformaticscover An article on Microsoft's growing footprint in the healthcare industry appears in the November 2006 issue of Healthcare Informatics magazine. 

To read the article, click here.