Inga

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  • Let Inga Tell You: Down in the mouth

    Let Inga Tell You: Down in the mouth

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Like many people our age, Olof and I don't have happy childhood memories of going to the dentist. Fillings were done without Novocaine and neither of us can hear the sound of a dentist drill without feeling pain, even if we have been rendered completely unconscious with anesthesia....

  • LET INGA TELL YOU: The case for starting school one hour later

    LET INGA TELL YOU: The case for starting school one hour later

    I was interested to read in a recent La Jolla Light that the issue of whether to change the start time of Muirlands Middle School and La Jolla High is once again being raised. My sons are now in their late 30s, so it’s a moot point. But my vote, if I had one, would be a resounding “yes!” Please...

  • 'Tis the season for silly ideas

    'Tis the season for silly ideas

    I couldn’t help but notice in December that my WTF? file of silly ideas was getting fuller. The first, of course, was when we received an e-mail from our dental group alerting us that we had not used all of our dental insurance benefits for the year and advising that there was still time to make...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Happy Holidays from stormy San Diego

    Let Inga Tell You: Happy Holidays from stormy San Diego

    Editor's Note: Inga is on vacation. This is one of her favorite holiday columns from years past.   Dear American and Swedish friends, It is hard to believe that it is time for our annual holiday letter again. As I sit here at my computer on this chill night snuggled in my warmest beach hoodie and...

  • Let Inga Tell You: How an engineer makes cookies

    Let Inga Tell You: How an engineer makes cookies

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Editor's Note: Inga is on vacation. This is one of her favorite holiday columns. Two weeks before Christmas, my recently-retired engineer husband suffered an uncharacteristic attack of nostalgia and announced he was going to make his family's holiday cookie recipes for the kids,...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Thankful for the grandkids

    Let Inga Tell You: Thankful for the grandkids

    LET INGA TELL YOU: We are truly headed into what I think of as the Golden Years of Grandparentdom — all five grandkids are now officially potty-trained, most of them dress and bathe themselves, all of them seem delightfully curious and expressive about the world around them, and none of them are...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Thanks but no thanks, Ben

    Let Inga Tell You: Thanks but no thanks, Ben

    LET INGA TELL YOU: It's not only modern men in power positions who are clueless about women. If Ben Franklin were alive today, I'd love to whack him upside the head with my Susan B. Anthony T-shirt. OK, I'll give him credit for the lightening rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, and for helping lay...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Inga's Holiday Gift Guide

    Let Inga Tell You: Inga's Holiday Gift Guide

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I was frankly concerned about being labeled "Grammy Cheapskate" for getting my young grandchildren tax-deductible gifts for Christmas, but last year they turned out to be the best gifts ever. Now I think we'd all agree that just making a donation in a child's name to a wildlife...

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