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Kathi’s Curry Chicken Spinach Casserole Comfort

Although my mom can’t take credit for this recipe — she can take credit for popularizing it with many friends and family. She has filled my freezer with it the last two times she came for baby deliveries. It is … Continue reading

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Cast Away

Often I find my students presenting their initial ideas in too conservative a way. When I mention their ideas are not far enough reaching, they might say things like, “I didn’t think you would let me do that”. I often … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Battle Food Allergies

Baby-B is no longer Baby-B. She’s been promoted to B-girl. This is because she has turned three on us this week! Two years ago, when we were still a family of 5, just with GG living with us and no … Continue reading

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I Should Have Prefaced — There is Nothing to Mourn

I should have prefaced a few of my previous blog posts about Baby-K the way I started a conversation with a girlfriend the other day, “Baby-K is FINE! He is happy. He sleeps well. He eats well. He is so … Continue reading

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It’s Not Open Season on Sharing

I grew up in a family that enjoyed anonymity, even with seven kids running amuck in a small town. I have a feeling we were just the McGintys (and that might have explained enough). Because of the privacy my parents maintained, as … Continue reading

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A Feeling of Vignelli

This video interview of Massimo may help my own students understand some things I try to explain to them. 

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The Design Certification Debate

This is a wonderful dialogue my friend Esteban Pérez-Hemminger has been working on as part of his Master’s Thesis at Pratt Institute. As a designer and design educator I can see all sides of this debate…

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Playing Catch-up Won’t Do

When I began graduate school — Z-girl was two. She spent a lot of time back then, alone with her dad. Don is great with that age. I am reminded of this, when I watch Don with B-girl, who will … Continue reading

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The Day Before Thanksgiving…

The day before thanksgiving has been an historically good day for our little family. When we were 19, Don and I spent the day in the car, driving home from college, so he could meet my family. I will never … Continue reading

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Welcome to Holland (Emily Perl Kingsley)

Yesterday a friend of mine brought up this written piece — then today I heard Andrew Solomon interviewed and he mentioned this — so I share it. Thank you Emily Perl Kingsley for putting it so well. When you’re going … Continue reading

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