Monthly Archives: March 2006

Daddy arrives in a vial

Salt Lake Tribune What are the ramifications of deciding to have a child using a sperm donor? Most single women would find his online profile appealing: 6 feet 2 inches tall, blond, blue-eyed, genetic-and-disease-free, high IQ, charming personality, psychologically sound. His name? 48QAH.

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Emotional trysts can kill trust

Salt Lake Tribune Imagine a husband and wife communicating primarily over the Internet. They send intimate e-mail details of their deepest thoughts, childhood disappointments, life’s victories and mysteries, and explicit sexual fantasies all before signing off with a commitment to their undying love and devotion. Regardless of their lack of physical intimacy, the emotional connection […]

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Good sleep no simple matter

Salt Lake Tribune “Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite!” Little did I know that those words would create sheer terror in the mind of my then 4-year-old niece, Maggy. “Bugs? Aunt Lizzie, what bugs?” Explaining this “common saying” offered no comfort. (I wasn’t about to come clean that they actually exist!) […]

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Dealing with loss of a child

Salt Lake Tribune What has helped you in grieving the death of an adult son or daughter? Whether I was alone in my living room listening to the evening news, or behind the microphone on AM 820 trying to speak the same words myself, it mattered not; I cried over the loss of another fallen […]

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