People who equate truth with fact are missing the point.

Amy Chua’s Tiger Mother: An Exercise In Distraction

A brief list of some of the most controversial issues in the US:




Gun control.


Same-sex marriage.


Yes, motherhood.

My friends, we’ve been played, duped into participating in a pretend conversation that feels very important.

When Amy Chua‘s new book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was excerpted at . . . → Read More: Amy Chua’s Tiger Mother: An Exercise In Distraction

Healthier and Happier: Living In My Body

Several months ago, I wrote a piece called Public Bodies for Blogger Body Calendar.

If you haven’t read it, go do that now. We’ll be here when you get back!

Done? Awesome. Let’s move on.

When that piece went up, I got lots of wonderful support and a few predictable notes of “concern.”

“You . . . → Read More: Healthier and Happier: Living In My Body

Joe Dirt

Brian took Carter to get a haircut today.

In the front: bangs.

When he turns around, it is revealed: this is a mullet.

Carter loves it and won’t let me take him back to get it fixed.

Brian is grounded from taking Carter to the barber shop by . . . → Read More: Joe Dirt

Happier and Healthier: The Beginning

I have that feeling tonight, the one where it seems that gravity has doubled. The urge to curl up in my nest on the couch and stare at the TV until I fall asleep is almost irresistible.

So I’m here, resisting it. I’m tired of watching the days slide past me, empty of accomplishment . . . → Read More: Happier and Healthier: The Beginning

Unclear On the Concept

On the route I take to Carter’s school, there’s a short stretch of road that runs through a neighborhood. It’s pretty heavily trafficked, but just two lanes, and people go flying through there like it’s the damn autobahn or something. I’m always careful to go drive the 25 mph speed limit because a) there . . . → Read More: Unclear On the Concept

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