Archives for December 2001

A Child is Born

Author’s Note: This story started out as our annual holiday letter to friends and family, so I thought I’d use it as this week’s installment. Thanks for reading!  – M There’s nothing like the birth of a baby to put us in the holiday spirit. In the middle of March last year, we rejoiced at the arrival of our daughter, Rainey Olefina. Now, nine months later, Scott and I are celebrating our first Christmas as […]

Surprised by Joy

I spent several days and nights of my childhood fantasizing about being the first female player on the men’s World Cup soccer team. But early in my quest for soccer stardom, I realized that was a pipe dream. So I shifted my focus to space travel, then to veterinary science, and then to marine biology – all pipe dreams because they all involve science, something for which I have a huge distaste and very little […]