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642nd Friday Blog Roundup

The Guardian had a really good story about two Lisa Davises born on the same day and living in the same city that New York cannot seem to tell apart.  It’s not identity theft because they’re not trying to fool anyone, but this fact leads to some very annoying situations.  It has also led to a very eye-opening look into how black and white women are treated in the city.  Let’s just say that what happens to one Lisa Davis doesn’t happen to the other Lisa Davis.

Definitely worth a read if you’re looking for something extra to devour this weekend.


It’s Pesach.  It’s hard to know that there is so much pasta in the world, and none of it can go into my body right now.  A fine layer of matzah crumb covers every surface.  Linus decided that he LOVES matzah, just loves it so damn much.  He stands on his hind legs and begs every time someone eats a piece in front of him.  He looks back and forth between the piece of matzah and the person’s mouth, wheeking pathetically.  “Please,” he says.  “Give me one tiny bite of that matzah goodness.”


Stop procrastinating.  Go make your backups.  Don’t have regrets.

Seriously.  Stop what you’re doing for a moment.  It will take you fifteen minutes, tops.  But you will have peace of mind for days and days.  It’s the gift to yourself that keeps on giving.

As always, add any new thoughts to the Friday Backup post and peruse new comments in order to find out about methods, plug-ins, and devices that help you quickly back up your data and accounts.


And now the blogs…

But first, second helpings of the posts that appeared in the open comment thread last week.  In order to read the description before clicking over, please return to the open thread:

Okay, now my choices this week.

While not as eloquent as Ariel Levy speaking about loss, I was grateful that Nancy Kerrigan stepped forward this week to speak about her six miscarriages.  Secondary infertility rarely gets coverage, and it goes a long way in cluing in the general public to the fact that you can experience infertility even after having a child.

Terppsicore has a post about how easy it was to connect with another person when we were kids compared to how difficult it can be as an adult.  I won’t ruin the story by saying much more, so you’ll have to click over to read the brief piece.

Lastly, Bereaved and Blessed is celebrating her tenth blogoversary.  She sums up her blogging experience over the course of the year with a single word, but the interesting thing is that she doesn’t set the word before the year has happened.  She states it at the end to summarize how the year has actually gone.  Which means it goes hand-in-hand with a lot of reflection on your old posts.  It’s a fantastic idea, one I may steal in June when I come up to my blogoversary.

The roundup to the Roundup: A tale of two Lisas.  Linus wants matzah.  Your weekly backup nudge.  And lots of great posts to read.  So what did you find this week?  Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between April 7th and April 14th) and not the blog’s main url. Not understanding why I’m asking you what you found this week?  Read the original open thread post here.


1 Working mom of 2 { 04.14.17 at 10:24 am }

Interesting. Yesterday as I was driving to pick up my daughter from school, I saw 3 white people in their 50s or so who were going for a walk jaywalking. I thought to myself “if you were a black male in Sac you might be beat up for that”.

Yeah, I was watching DWTS when Nancy Kerrigan revealed her IF past. I think it helps when people acknowledge stuff like this. I also liked the bit where she was asked how she got thru those years and she said that having her first child made it easier. When I was in the trenches i hated when people who had already gotten lucky would equate their situation to those with zero who would be thrilled to be in their shoes.

2 Lori Lavender Luz { 04.15.17 at 4:30 pm }

Pesach Sameach, Linus! (And Mel, too.)

Off for some good reading…

3 Jess { 04.17.17 at 8:43 am }

I will have to read that article. I saw a great video where a woman had a sister who looked much whiter than she did, and an experience in the grocery store that was both shocking and sadly not, but where her sister who was perceived as white used her privilege to call out the cashier on how she treated her sister who was not. Fascinating stuff, I will see if I can find it and send it to you.

I loved Different Shores’ post about a new graphic novel about infertility and resolving childfree and how it spoke to her. It was a great review and I am looking forward to reading the book: https://differentshores.com/2017/04/12/12707/

4 Jess { 04.17.17 at 8:47 am }

And thanks, Lori, for the shout out on “A Beautiful Mess of Motherhood!”

5 Different Shores { 04.18.17 at 7:01 am }

Thank you Jess, The Facts of Life really is a beautiful book

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