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HBO’s Best of the Local Blogs — 5/21/08

Caleb got his five year immunizations this week. There were three of them, each a miraculous cocktail of disease prevention in a giant syringe tipped with a glistening needle. He’s fine. And, well, I’m recovering. I hate the moment when the needles break that pristine baby skin, and, despite all the preparation and the hand holding and the assurances that “it will all be over in a second, sweetheart”, those big blue eyes widen–first in shock and then in pain–and the wail that cannot be contained pierces the air and mommy’s heart at the same time/Katrina, Notes on a Napkin. More here

HBO Numbers (for Tuesday, May 20): 9615 page-views/5268 unique views

*A Family Runs Through It turns 4/Family Phil
*Shiny nest/A Butterfly Moment
*Interesting problem for the GOP/Arch Druid
*Fight to the finish/Dogwalk Musings
*Went fishing/From A Simple Mind
*Floating flower pots/Live, Love, Laugh, Hope

Question: Do you fear needles?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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