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Human Textuality · 1Y ago

Rowan Reilly Mitchell

We had another baby. Rowan Reilly Mitchell was born on February 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm. Like the day of his sister’s birth, this Tuesday was a minor “holiday”, unseasonably warm and a day befor...
Human Textuality · 1Y ago

Color Your Brain Happy

When we talk about good health, we talk a lot about food, physical activity and sometimes even sleep habits. We might toss around ideas about stress reduction and exercising our brains to ma...
Human Textuality · 1Y ago

January is Blue

Blue and green are next to each other on the color wheel, but around this time of year, they couldn’t seem more opposite to me. When I look outside right now, I see white, gray and, if I’m l...
Human Textuality · 1Y ago

Pregnancy Weirdness II

A little over four years ago, I wrote about some of the odder things I’d experienced with pregnancy, many of which I hadn’t seen in other “weird pregnant things” articles. Since I’m back whe...
Human Textuality · 1Y ago

My Head Feels Pregnant

Having a three year-old is demanding. Being 28 weeks pregnant is tiring. Writing for a living is hard work. Throw a head cold in there, and you’ve got a Katie who wants hot whiskey and a day...
Human Textuality · 1Y ago

I Sang with Paul McCartney

I did! Me and 19,999 other concert goers. This was a huge thing to cross off my bucket list. I’ve been a fan for decades, and credit much of my life’s soundtrack to the Beatles and their var...
Human Textuality · 2Y ago

Squash, Pickles, Cider

In recent years, I’ve tried to eat more squash in the autumn. It’s cheap and delicious, and looks good sitting around the counter this time of year. Last week, as part of my effort to combat...
Human Textuality · 2Y ago

A Little Love for the Eggplant

Last night, I made baba ganoush, because last week we went to Gita Pita, and now I am, once again, obsessed with Mediterranean food (or at least the idea of it). I found a simple recipe for ...
Human Textuality · 2Y ago

New Adventure!

This morning, we brought our almost three-and-a-half-year-old to preschool. Overall, it went very well, but I must admit to feeling a touch of sadness (as does her dad). Iris’ expression her...
Human Textuality · 2Y ago

Stuff Stuff, Baby

Blog posts – what are those? I really have been neglectful, and I’m sure it bothers me more than it does you. Here are my excuses: Belated 1oth anniversary celebration, birthday dinners, pre...