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How Babies Are Made (A Part You Might Not Know)

December 5, 2017

Did you know that you and your lover are capable of generating more than 70 trillion unique individuals between you? This diversity is generated by combining a randomly chosen half of your 46 chromosomes—the strings of DNA and protein that make you the person you are—with a randomly chosen half of your partner’s 46 chromosomes, for a multiplicity of possible arrangements. Only not quite randomly. …

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My Brothers the Butchers and Me, the Clean-Up Lady

November 14, 2017

When I used to say that old nursery rhyme about the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, I always imagined the butcher as a beefy man with a white apron and a big knife. I never imagined then that I would one day have not one, but four family members who are butchers. Let me introduce you to my three brothers, the owners of Conrath …

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Rusk County Photo Tour

September 12, 2017

I met Liang and Sami unexpectedly while selling books at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmer’s Market. Liang, a photographer, flew his drone over the market to take pictures. When he flew over my table, the wind from his drone inadvertently knocked over all the family photos I had carefully set up for display on my table alongside the copies of Anything But Simple.  I laughed. …

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