Column: XX FILES
Some days, nearing age 30, I think, This must be adulthood. I worry about health insurance. I own guest towels. I play "Auntie" to five babies.
 
Stop, Thief: The boy made a choice. And so did I. (Post, September 13, 2009)
 
The Marriage Divide: Was I too young to get married or too old? Depends on whom you ask (Post, September 6, 2009)
 
After the Friending: Connecting on Facebook is easy. It's what comes next that's hard. (Post, August 30, 2009)
 
Queen for a Day: It was time to add some new characters to my daughter's sheltered life (Post, August 16, 2009)
 
Groove Is in the Heart: Dancing was once my raison d'ĂȘtre. So why had I stopped? (Post, August 2, 2009)
 
The Crossing: On land, I can brag about my athletic prowess. In the water, I have to prove it. (Post, July 26, 2009)
 
Becoming a Green Girl: I rarely identify as Iranian, but suddenly the women in Tehran feel like my sisters (Post, July 19, 2009)
 
Drawing It Out: In art therapy, we could let our crayons do the talking (Post, July 12, 2009)
 
Still on the Couch: As my siblings move forward, I wonder if I'm being left behind (Post, July 5, 2009)
 
The Odd One Out: A dog, a stranger and a connection I couldn't share (Post, June 28, 2009)
 
The Silent Treatment: Meditation was supposed to calm me. So why was I so angry? (Post, June 21, 2009)
 
The Secret Lives of Strangers: In search of free stuff, I got more than I bargained for (Post, June 14, 2009)
 
The Last Act: His death was unexpected. So was my unusual eulogy. (Post, June 7, 2009)
 
Secrets in the Checkout Line: I thought we were friends, until his revelation raised uncomfortable questions (Post, May 31, 2009)
 
Show and Tell: Onstage, I wanted to reveal my true talent. But I wasn't the only one in the spotlight. (Post, May 24, 2009)
 
Closing My Eyes: Putting the drive to get ahead in neutral (Post, May 17, 2009)
 
Designing Women: Or: How I became the owner of a big, orange couch (Post, May 10, 2009)
 
The Vestibule: Welcome to life's waiting room (Post, May 3, 2009)
 
Church Junkie: For a nonbeliever, I sure was attending a lot of services (Post, April 26, 2009)
 
The 3,000-Miles-Away Dilemma: What's a mom to do when she can't do a thing? (Post, April 19, 2009)
 
Before and After: A single call from my husband's doctor divided our lives in two (Post, April 12, 2009)
 
Salvation at the Supermarket: It's amazing what you can find there by the paper towels and snack foods (Post, April 5, 2009)
 
Dance Lessons: Sometimes the brain is the problem (Post, March 29, 2009)
 
An Uneasy Alliance: In the halls of a hospital, solidarity can be something you don't want (Post, March 22, 2009)
 
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