High School Sucks

I was at a choir performance last night for Joey’s junior high school choir, which took place at Kevin’s high school; the junior high school advanced choir (of which Joey is a member) was invited to perform a holiday concert with the high school choir (if anyone is worried that people have forgotten the Christ […]

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Racism, revisted

I know – I must be a glutton for punishment.  This topic, maybe more than any other topic I’ve known, has ignited passions in the people around me.  The whole thing, frankly, has left me saddened and disturbed.  I can’t stop thinking about Ferguson, and even more, I can’t stop thinking about the conversations I’ve […]

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Thoughts on Racism

I’ve had some thoughts swirling around in my head with everything that’s been happening in Ferguson, and having a hard time putting them together coherently.  I will say that I have not followed the news closely; I tend to avoid coverage of anything from most news outlets because it’s all so depressing and/or sensationalized.  Pretty […]

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Kids and Smart Phones: It’s Like Crack, Man.

I wrote a while back about the issues we were having with Joey and the smart phone we got him for his twelfth birthday over the summer.  The issues have continued, and things reached a breaking point over the last week or so.  I feel at this point that getting him a smart phone at […]

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Disability and Vulnerability

I’ve been hesitant to write about a recent ordeal we’ve been through.  Given the amount of troll traffic I get and how people who have nothing better to do tend to misconstrue things for their own amusement, a friend recently asked me, “Why do you do it?  Why do you put yourself out there?”  I […]

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Oh, The Tantrums They Throw

So, CNN recently published a “breaking news” story about a young woman being attacked in a parking lot by a mother after the young woman had asked the mother “nicely” inside the store to calm her child down who was throwing a tantrum.  You can see it yourself here if you haven’t already.  Boy, oh […]

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Homeschooling Adventures

I thought I’d write about how homeschooling is going so far, now that we’re a couple of weeks in.  In a nutshell, it’s going amazingly well.  There have been a couple of minor hiccups along the way, but overall, Lilah is loving it, and so am I.  I think my loving it might be the […]

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Rene Zellweger’s Face and Our Messed Up Relationship With Beauty

So, there’s been a whole lotta talk recently about Rene Zellweger and – omg! – what did she do to her face?!  Apparently she has mostly been out of the spotlight for the past five years or so but made a rare public appearance a few days ago and shocked a lot of people with […]

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