Category Archives: Deep thoughts

Updates, such that they are

Much pathos to follow. If you want sweetness and light, please go here and here. Yeah, I’ve been a bit quiet recently. I’ve been waiting for good news to report. I’ve gotten some-sort of. It’s good news I’m not willing … Continue reading

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Rewind/play…..

May 21, 2012: Edited to protect the privacy of those involved in my story. I worked at this small community hospital in Chicago for just over a year.  The midwife group was three full time equivalents in the form of … Continue reading

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“I’m not a feminist, but {insert feminist goal here}”

I banished this sentence structure from my vernacular about ten years ago. Last week in an interview I was asked to describe my feminism. My short answer was, “Well, I’ve been to the Michigan Women’s Music Festival for the past … Continue reading

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The perfect bookend

The night before last, the first woman that Jewel and I took care of back in January 2005 had her second baby with me as the birth attendant. I couldn’t have asked for a better sendoff into my new life. … Continue reading

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Detours and unfolding paths

One year and a few days ago I made my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. After a year of here and there progress, things are on warp speed ahead. Maybe. In June I was officially accepted to the bridging program in Vancouver, at … Continue reading

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*crickets*

Why, YES, dear readers, it’s been over four months since I’ve posted! More to come later, but this needs its own post. First, go back here. And here’s a comment from today: Dear Urban Midwife: I am the woman who … Continue reading

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The nursing years

Yep, gang, it’s been a while. I’ve decided that my life feels like being nipped in the ankles by schifty-nine chihuahuas. I’m learning to listen to one thing at a time and just DO instead of wondering if there’s something … Continue reading

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