Friday, October 26, 2007

Family business

From Ten Bad Dates with De Niro:
Henrik Hansen's 'Ten Otherwise Wonderful Movies Let Down by a Naff Ending.'

Recently Funky Winkerbean made what the Comics Curmudgeon calls "The Great Leap Forward." When we were all teens and pre-teens in the late 70s and early 80s, it wasn't lost on me what Funky looked like my brother Henrik.

Now that all the original characters are suddenly in their mid-40s ... he still looks like Funky. And Denny looks like Les.

Mom wants to know who I look like.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Coping with pregnancy loss

Cleveland Jewish News, September 27, 2007

Ernest Hemingway once boasted he could write a novel that was only six words long. Asked to prove it, he took a napkin and wrote, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

The anecdote may be apocryphal, but the sentiment speaks volumes about pregnancy loss, an emotionally devastating phenomenon that afflicts hundreds of thousands of American women yearly.

These are Clevelanders’ stories ...
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