Baking Bread and Quiet Thoughts

    It has been such a loud week, and I know that I’ve contributed to that volume. The news of the world and the news here at home, not to mention the constant roar of the air conditioner and the screams of two little boys has really made this week intense. While I was…

Oh Icarus, If Only We’d Read Your Story…

    What an incredible week for this republic that I love so dearly. It is incredible that we are in such a thick and prolonged cultural war in this country, and that we’re still debating equality and liberty for groups of people under the law. While I’m elated about the destruction of DOMA, and…

No, It’s Not “Only” The N-Word

Photo Credit: NPR   Wow, it took 99 posts, but here we go. I have to break it out. Paula Deen was fired by the Food Network and “only” for admitting to using that troublesome word, nigger. I’m not going to censor this word. If you are squeamish about the word nigger, go on ahead and…

A Moment of Zen

  Somebody has accused me of being too tightly wound. I’m not pointin’ no elbows, but I’m just saying that you should go over to her website and harass her a little bit! Clearly she hurt my delicate feelings. Good thing I’ve got good news to post today. Otherwise I’d be making her look right and what…

He Astounds Me While the World Scares Me

I was so excited about writing a happy-happy-joy-joy post this afternoon. Ursa Major, in his 2-year-old muchiness, has been absolutely astounding over the last few days and I’ve saved up a few precious moments just for today. Wednesdays are also drop-off playgroup day, so I had 2 hours without him to go about my business, so…

Being Pumped Up While Being Reminded That I’m Small

Photo: Probably one of the better not so awesome pictures that I got of Pinball the Whale, who I saw on Saturday. Happy Monday, Internet! And how was your weekend? Oh yeah? Uh huh. Really?? Uh huh? No she didn’t! Oh? Me? Well…. I SAW A FREAKING WHALE THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!! Did you see a freaking WHALE…

Of Careless Fools: Specifically, This Writer.

I’m writing again, humble. Mostly because I’m an idiot, and I’m always happy to admit that. For all of the words that you’ve read on this blog, those of you who have just found me and those of you who have been here fora  while, you must understand that they come from a person who…

A Week For Considering Manhood: The Best Decision I Ever made

Sunday is Father’s Day. The Ravens jersey that I ordered for The Husband will be arriving sometime tomorrow. I’m going to make sure that he sleeps in tomorrow and Sunday, and all he’s asked for is for two hours to watch a movie without baby or wife interruption. I’m looking forward to starting his Saturday…

NFL Is On The Wrong Side of History On This One

I’m a Redskins fan. I was born into it and I love the team. It’s been hard to reconcile all that I know about history, language and hate and still put on my favorite Redskins jersey every Sunday. I know that it’s wrong and yet I sincerely love the team and its players. I wish…

A Week for Considering Manhood: The Peripheral Men in Our Lives

The more boisterous aspects of manhood have never been interesting to me. As much as I enjoy the occasional action movie, the big guy with the muscle arms and the massive chest has never been the guy that I’ve been attracted to. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to look at a well chiseled man…