It’s August. I did have a few summery, lighthearted posts lined up. But then we had serious threats of nuclear warfare with North Korea, and I made the mistake of reading this potentially useful article about how to survive after an atomic bomb detonates near you. “Near” being rather […]
Memorial Day is a holiday for honoring those who died for our country, and traditionally, we remember all the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the United States military: real heroes. Then, this weekend: the Oregon MAX train attack. A promising college graduate and […]
“Mama, this is a very pretty march! So many people are wearing pink, and so many signs are pink, and even have kitties on them!” So observed my five-year-old girlie-girl daughter yesterday, Saturday, January 21st. There were marches in support of women’s rights (and everyone’s rights) all over […]
Friday evening on the subway ride home, I witnessed something that made me uncomfortable, and compelled me to step forward. Was it harassment? Was it a hate crime? Was it any kind of an attack? Not… quite. Was one human being singled out from the crowd and made […]
Where is Captain Underpants when we need him? No, but seriously- How do we talk to our children about the election?
I’m mostly worried about the kids. They’ve been hearing about the election at school, and asking about it. Babygirl, a few weeks ago: “Mama, Stevie says Donald Trump is a bad man and a bully and he shouldn’t be president. He’s not president is he?” It felt easy […]
This. This one essay by former Marine Corps officer Jake Cusack offers an empathetic and no doubt authentic explanation for both Donald Trump’s popularity, and why we should defeat him at all costs. Since you know you’ll be obsessively following the election all day, add this to your […]