Tag Archives: popular culture

Alone

The best piece of advice I’ve received from other parents is to leave well enough alone. If your baby is quiet, don’t give her a toy. If she’s happy with her toy, don’t sway her rocker. If she’s happy being swayed in her rocker, … Continue reading

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Fuck You, Katie Couric: A Love Story

For those of you living under a rock or some other place where no one gives a shit about egg donation, Katie Couric recently did a segment about a donor egg conceived child and her family who met their donor for … Continue reading

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“Grey’s Anatomy,” and Other Autobiographical Stories

I’ve been brainstorming ideas for how to borrow from popular culture to frame my autobiography. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far: “Grey’s Anatomy” – An eternally-running television series about a middle-aged woman’s eggs and their quest for McSpermy. (Genre: … Continue reading

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Prospective Perspective

I have a question. I always swore that I’d never consider egg donation. My reasons were that it’d be creepy, it’d feel false, and it’d be socially confusing. But after years of failed in-vitro treatments, my doctor said that the … Continue reading

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Dietary Supplements

Here’s what happens 3 months into quitting gluten, soy, dairy, nightshades, caffeine, sugar, and alcohol: You never have any gas or stomach pains Your previously painful period cramps completely disappear You have regular, perfect poops Your donor gets pregnant It’s … Continue reading

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Archetype Casting

For 2012, I had three new year’s resolutions: to do more crosswords, to breathe, and to focus more on integrity than on goal-setting. I only succeeded insofar as I’m still breathing. Because I tend to fail wildly at at these annual vows, … Continue reading

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