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Two Decades of Kids and Counting
Two Decades of Kids and Counting

By Sally Torbey

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About this blog: About this blog: I have enjoyed parenting five children in Palo Alto for the past two decades and have opinions about everything to do with parenting kids (and dogs). The goal of my blog is to share the good times and discuss the ...  (More)

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Making marmalade
Aug 3, 2016 11:42 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 7,376

We have a huge and prolific orange tree which bears fruit year round. This abundance is at once marvelous, as we have an unlimited supply of orange juice for breakfast... More
Surfing to sixty
Apr 11, 2016 10:57 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 3,569

Now that I have crossed over to my late fifites and am on the inevitable slide to sixty, I have a new goal. I want to learn to surf. This is a long held ambition... More
Emma’s Revolution in concert with Dance Visions next weekend
Mar 20, 2016 8:04 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,861

For almost a decade now, barring sick kids or a traveling husband, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings find me at Cubberly Community Center at my favorite early... More
Sleeping with the fish
Mar 8, 2016 6:50 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,489

I doubt there is a better sleep aide than watching fish float in kelp swaying gently to and fro, unless it is studying an amorphous cluster of hundreds of anchovies... More
My 34-hour birthday
Feb 3, 2016 4:28 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,749

My birthday last week was extraordinarily long and extra special as well. We traveled back from our week-long trip to Lebanon on my birthday, so with the 10 hour... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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