Monthly Archives: September 2010

Papa Bear

It started with one of those Berenstain Bears books, The Bears’ Christmas – an old-school one from my own childhood in the early 70s, before the advent of feminism and the introduction of the young she-bears, Sister and Honey Bear. … Continue reading

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Baby Burrito

Last week, my cousin’s only son headed off for his first year of university in a town seven hours away. His father’s car packed to the gills, off he went to study biology – and to experience his first taste … Continue reading

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