Category Archives: parenting

In Which I Cook from the Internet

And it works, essentially as advertised. A friend of mine shared one of those time-lapse cooking videos on social media this week. It was called “Fajita Pizza Twists”. Here’s the original link. It originates from a site featuring a whole bunch … Continue reading

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Crunchy Bugs and Hair Salad

Did you know lice make this little crunching sound between your nails when you smash them? It’s utterly, horribly gross and strangely satisfying. The last time I got lice was when I was nine. I remember sitting on my bed … Continue reading

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A Free and Adequate Public Education

In April I wrote a bit about the quilt I was working on for the school auction at my kids’ elementary school. While I was looking for some other pictures I found some pictures of the thing done, although not … Continue reading

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The Black Knights and the White

I knew Brian, though not as well as some. We were rivals for a young woman’s affection when first we met and never quite got over it. I think we were, in some ways, too much alike to get along. … Continue reading

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Life of Brian: Fast Times at Commie High

Ann Arbor Michigan in the 1980s was a small town. Parts of it still smelled like tamari and dense yeast bread from the 70s, but the seedy porn shops on 4th Avenue were being replaced with more dignified establishments. And … Continue reading

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What is this TeeVee of which you speak…?

The older kids had their teeth checked yesterday. The large screen TV in the dentist’s office had the Munsters on. (Last time it was the Flintstones). My kids were a little baffled, but increasingly intrigued. By the end, I could … Continue reading

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Nine Hapas** and a Dog

My spouse likes to camp. I don’t. He grew up camping. I didn’t. We have very different dispositions when it comes to packing. Without getting into the particulars, this captures some of the feel: I will force our children to … Continue reading

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