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    Growing and Writing and Fruit.

    This week we’re tilling and planting and digging and getting dirt-covered.  We’re smelling fresh rain and marveling at shoots springing up everywhere.  With soil in my gloved fingers, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I’ve been considering Fruit.  Fruit on a vine, fruit plants in bunches lined in soil…

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    Gender-Phobia and Toys

    Hi, I’m a girl’s toy.  People get annoyed with me, saying I encourage all things ‘feminine’ – playing with dolls, inventing cute social situations, dressing up, and of course, just enjoying the act of admiring  how ‘pretty’ I am. Hi, I’m a boy’s toy.  People get annoyed with me, saying I…

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    Have Yourself an Ethical Little Christmas

    I deeply admire some families who choose to not give gifts at all when Christmas rolls around.  I think it is an incredibly real and sacrificial way to preserve what Christmas is truly about.  As for our family – we do exchange gifts, but we do it carefully.  And…