It is disheartening how little impact the mass murder of 20 elementary school children has had on gun regulations. Increased background check legislation stalled, restrictions on automatic weapons and military […]
The other night I watched a movie about lateterm abortion. It was a documentary called “After Tiller” that followed four doctors who were colleagues of Dr. George Tiller the abortion […]
For everyone who is an artist, writer, activist, poet, dreamer, parent… This inspired me.
Over the last six months my daughter has had her friends over more often. Especially her friends who are boys. This is not a problem as they are all perfectly […]
It seems like whenever I wonder what they are teaching my daughter in school I activate some cosmic response that makes sure I know. The lesson she learned last week […]
Yesterday was Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which I always think of as the start of baking season. One of the consistent ways our non-religious household marks religious holidays, […]
Some words are exactly right. Throttle is the exact correct word for what I wanted to do to the grown man who was ogling my daughter this morning.
August looks like it might shape up to be a month of self discovery. Things I need to discover in no particular order:
It is such a short trip to the land of fear. It is one of those places you can get to from just about anywhere. The predictable response from the […]
It is oh so tempting to let myself get caught up in the posturing and brinksmanship of the fiscal cliff (non)negotiations – I think Jon Setwart’s “Cliffpocalypsemageddonacaust” says it all. […]
Parenting is hard work. Yesterday we had to have a chat with our daughter about putting in some extra work to get a grade back where it needs to be. […]
I was leading a discussion of a group of professional women about time management and work/life integration strategies and someone said something I had not heard before. This doesn’t happen […]
Someone asked me, as people do – “Got good plans for the Labor Day weekend?” and I replied Yes! I will be glazing windows! You? This led to my explaining […]
My daughter has written a short piece about a conversation we had recently and is submitting it to an online magazine she adores. I guess this is only fair since […]
As a parent I spend a great deal of time making sure that my child’s opinions and arguments are supported by facts and evidence. Since she was very small we […]