Monthly Archives: May 2013

Memorial Day – Our lack of connection with the people who serve – By Christine Motta Faria

“For all of you, I ask that the next time you see a service member or veteran, thank them. Know that they stand tall for you. Know that they are the face of America in many regions, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Being a superwoman when your culture is in conflict

Balancing Act – The Multiple Roles of Indian Women Executives Originally published by Indian Country Today Magazine In my career at Raving since 2001, I have had the privilege to interact with Native American men and women, as our clients … Continue reading

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Over 45 and pregnant? Oh, what have I done? By Christine Motta Faria

Over 45 and pregnant? Oh, what have I done? I was sitting in the doctor’s office. Waiting for the results of the pregnancy test. Did you catch it … my most recent race entry put me in the 45-49 year-old bracket.   I … Continue reading

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The difference between laziness and fear – by Christine Motta Faria

The difference between laziness and fear I just emptied a few dishes out of the dishwasher, so I could fit the dirties in. How lazy is that? Jim is out-of-town again in East Jesus Nevada, gold mine #522, and I’ve logged another Jason … Continue reading

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The Garden of Good and Evil (and murder, plant pimping, and alien bugs) – by Christine Motta Faria

The Garden of Good and Evil (and murder, plant pimping and alien bugs) Just how hard is it to grow zucchini? Isn’t it normally the veggie you can’t eat one more of by mid-season; even your neighbors avoid your knock … Continue reading

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Kids Scare Me: Fear and Hope at an Elementary Level – By Christine Motta Faria

Kids scare me. So surrounding myself with elementary school students seemed like a really bright idea. Babysit a two-and-a-half-year-old? Frankly, I’d rather poke my eye out with a chopstick. Anyone who is too young to freak out with a ghost … Continue reading

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The Utter Aloneness of Infertility – By Christine Motta Faria

It’s been so long now, I can’t remember most of the drugs, the procedures, and even why I wanted to have a baby so badly. It took awhile, but I don’t cringe anymore when every conversation with a new acquaintance … Continue reading

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