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the first of fall weekends

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As usual I had a wonderful time at the Exponent II retreat. As much as I love our progressive, inclusive congregation, I relish the thought of breathing freely in the woods of New Hampshire every year. This year I rode up with a sister who designs campus architecture, and then on the way down with a van full of academics. There were three (including myself) participants who'd served as Peace Corps volunteers - representing Mali, Kenya, and Cameroon. I was also interviewed for the Mormon Oral History Project. The retreat was much bigger than in previous years, and it was hard to balance between catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

During my brief stay in Boston, I managed to squeeze in a doctor's appointment (thank you OneMedical!) and to visit Primark, which is an Irish version of H&M. Quite frankly I couldn't see the difference between the two, including the crowds and the cheap merchandise.

I was a guest of my dear friend N at the opening of the Well Beyond HIV exhibit during the AIDS conference. The reception took place in the gorgeous Carnegie Library across from the Washington Convention Center. I'm so proud of her!

There were so many fun activities the weekend of Sept. 12 and 13 that I printed three pages of suggestions for MoBob and Z. They attended up attending on Saturday the open house at Imagination Stage and Fall Family Day at the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and on Sunday Adams Morgan Day and visiting the reading dogs in PAWS program at the local library.
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