Monthly Archives: March 2011

Welcome to the Monkey House

A couple of old friends just mentioned (on Facebook) their first jobs, which got me thinking about my earliest forays into the world of work. My first ever job was the quintessential teenage girl’s occupation – babysitting. I sat for … Continue reading

Posted in Nostalgia, Work | 5 Comments

Leave the Driving to Us

While reading an article on Grist about making travel with kids on public transportation safer and more enjoyable, I was reminded of a sojourn I took years ago, before I had kids of my own. At the end of an … Continue reading

Posted in Nostalgia, Travel | 1 Comment

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned….

Last month saw the rollout of a curious new application for the iPhone: Confession: a Roman Catholic app. Sanctioned by the Catholic Church (it even has the nihil obstat, or “nothing stands in the way,” the Vatican’s official stamp of … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Nostalgia | 14 Comments