People from the Bay Area may remember the late, great columnist Herb Caen. He was a colleague of my Dad’s and a San Francisco institution. He would write about news, gossip, fun facts and lively happenings in a dot dot dot style. So, here is my unworthy tribute to him:
Spent the morning with the delightful Esperanza, of Stumbling Gracefully fame. She and her adorable daughter joined us for bagels, lox and Diet Coke. Esperanza’s new blog, about her year of buying only second-hand goods, is sure to mesmerize readers. Follow her journey as she attempts to live a life of Second Hand Happiness…Have you ever wondered about the monetary costs of adoption and infertility treatments? Lavender Luz and Baby Smiling in the Backseat are hosting an enlightening series of articles, called the “Dollars and $ense of Family Building”. The series features first-hand accounts of the monetary pains of the ALI community from many different viewpoints: foster-to-adopt, surrogacy, open adoption, IVF (both in the US and abroad) and foreign adoption. These articles opened my eyes to the high costs of fertility treatments in the US, and the low cost of treatments in countries like France…Obama, Big Insurance, can you help us out, here?…The elusive male point of view on infertility just got a lot less so, thanks to Hope To Be Daddy. Please read this post, it’s very illuminating.
Also Happening: Bodega Bliss’s upcoming trip to Brazil sounds fab (take photos, please!)…Colours of Cattiz is beginning her funded cycle (wish her luck!)…Bloodsigns wrote something worthy of The New Yorker (no surprise, if you’ve read her before)…Julie scared the crap out of everyone with her round-up of disturbing illustrations in books for children…A bunch of important bloggers went to a conference in New Orleans that sounded totally awesome (I was jealous)…NIAW is coming up. What are you going to do (or not do) about it?…On a somber note, Project Baby is having a very difficult time, please send hugs her way.
RIP, Mr. Caen. You are missed.