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This Is the Most F-ed Up Toy I've Ever Seen

So I’m perusing Zulily for some clothes for my daughter, and see a sale called “All About the Human Body — for budding biologists.” My son loves science, so I had to take a look. 164 more words

Parenting

And yet, what could be more American than what happened in this place? What could more profoundly vindicate the idea of America than plain and humble people –- unsung, the downtrodden, the dreamers not of high station, not born to wealth or privilege, not of one religious tradition but many, coming together to shape their country’s course? 368 more words

Kyrgyzstana

Is 'Mompreneur' a Bad Word?

Earlier today, I fell into a stream-of-consciousness-like click hole on Facebook, during which I discovered Bump Water. The vitamin-fortified, flavored water designed for moms-to-be was created by two women entrepreneurs in Brooklyn (one of whom is married to a guy who lived in my neighborhood growing up, hence the six degrees of Facebook). 479 more words

Parenting

Getting on my soap box

I’m taking today to not discuss writing. It’s a thing I do occasionally.  Instead, I want to talk about people.

I was a part of two rather interesting discussions yesterday. 716 more words

Tsar Bomba release EP

My son plays in a band called Tsar Bomba which recently released an EP called “Bastard Behind The Eyes”. The band has started to generate a bit of a buzz, so I thought it was about time I stopped worrying about nepotism and gave the boys a little exposure. 107 more words

Music

Book 1 Chapter 21

Firstly, my apologies at posting a day late. I entirely forgot all day yesterday until nearly 9:30 at which time there was a dorm event. It was nearly time for bed once that was over and so I never took the time to write. 994 more words

Slice Of Life

Suicide isn't painless

I’m sure you’re all aware of the recent death of Robin Williams; sadly, he’s one of many comedy heroes of mine who was depressed during his life, and one of two who may very well have ended it by his own actions.  929 more words

Darkness