Highline Academy Charter School: Knowledge, Character and Community

This Denver charter school needed a professional, creative, personal and secure online presence–one that could appeal to students, teachers, parents and community members alike, but remain fluid and flexible throughout the school year.

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Blue Mosque Moments

Dear Scarlett, Everything is in terms of you now. As I watch Molly Ringwald present an Oscar, I wonder: What celebrities will inadvertently influence your style? As I watch what’s happening in Haiti, I ask: How and when do we explain this to you? When we tell you about your first year of life, when I […]

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Of Mothers and Moons

November was a hard month for us. Because Scarlett, dear, you are a puzzle and sometimes Daddy and I don’t feel like we even have all the pieces, let alone know where to put them. But when you started crying inconsolably every day around 5:30, we knew it was time to trash the Dr. Sears […]

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Sweet Child of Mine: Month Two

Dear Scarlett, Every day you drink my breastmilk and your such a good eater. I want to look down and say: Augustus! Save some for later! But you keep on sucking and slurping it up. It’s this sweet, warm, magic substance that has everything you need to grow—you’d think the Oompa Loompa’s had a hand […]

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Cleanse

The summer of 1997, when cell phones were still novel and farmers markets were still about farmers, I spent the summer in Boulder. My internship at Time Warner Telecom was in the DTC, but I didn’t mind. There were roommates to hook up with, real hippies to discover and new words to learn. Trustafarian was […]

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Scarlett in September

We’re still in shock I think. I mean, we don’t have time to think, we just do: Dab, hold, feed, pat, soothe, change, snap, wipe. It’s all just a series of tasks. Like an old game of pin the tail on the donkey, we’re blindfolded and we keep pinning bits of this and that to […]

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Dear Scarlett: August 29th, 2009

Dear Scarlett, When you rose to meet me, you looked like a little old woman and a little baby bird at the same time, an old, wild soul, all scrunched up and sweet and full of ethereal wisdom, yet completely pure. There were no tears or screams, just awe and confusion on your pinker-than-expected skin. […]

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Babies in the Movies

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I’m not sure how to tell you this, but movies are kind of a big deal. As I wiled away life during pregnancy, I couldn’t help but think of every baby reference across my history of couchtime. They’d just come to me. I’d be shuffling my belly from the bedroom to the bathroom and remember […]

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Pregnancy Flashback: Mountain Midwifery

We’ll be birthing our baby at Mountain Midwifery–at least, thats the plan.  It’s a stucco building complex called Plaza de Medicos that was probably once an apartment complex. All the curve-topped cottage doors open to the outside. There’s a courtyard for fresh air and it has two stories with a balcony along the top. I […]

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Pregnancy Moments

When I first saw the difference in the reaction of my pregnancy by someone who has children and someone who doesn’t have children. (Month Three) When we knew for sure, the name of our baby girl. (Month Three) When I learned how the baby breathes amniotic fluid throughout gestation and then, through some miracle of […]

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