The Delicious Feminism of Moana

At Christmas time I loaded the girls up in the car and took them to the theater to see Moana. We tend to see most Disney movies in the theater and we add a girls day of it. It was so good we went back later in the week with Big Daddy. The story, really,…

My Top 5 January Reads

You guys, I have a confession. I only read five books last year. For some people, managing to read five books might be a good thing. Or even an improvement, but for me it was a significant step down. I read 36 books in 2015, but last year was the lowest total of books read…

Shades of Gray

So, this isn’t about those shitty books. I you want to know what i thought about them, you can check out my review on GoodReads on them. And, remember folks, a consensual BDSM relationship is not dirty, disgusting, demeaning, rape or assault. Politics have been at the forefront of my mind for roughly the last…

Hi

2016, right? Weird year. From bell to bell. I’m suspicious about 2017. I keep looking at it like you like at the person in your house who didn’t get the stomach flu when everyone else had the stomach flu and you just keep waiting for them to say “Oh, I don’t feel good” because you…

What a Week

Ya’ll I don’t even have a word or collection of words for the past seven days. I’ve felt like I’ve been hit by the flu or a really bad hang over. I’ve been listless. Cranky. Grumpy. I’d say I couldn’t wait for this year to be over, but I can wait for this year to…

This Song

This song has taken up space in my head for the past few days. I’ve always been the kind of person who believed when a door was closed, another would open. Or maybe it would be a window. Or a mouse hole. But some sort of lemonade could be made from nearly any situation. For…

Max and Mom and the Internet

Two and a half years ago, I wrote a blog post that was bout a dog, but wasn’t about a dog.  It was a piece of writing I ended up being fairly proud of, though it certainly isn’t the only one in my time and tenure writing here.  In the past 8 years I’ve written…

Six Days to Go

Six days from now, we will go to bed with a pretty strong idea of who are next President will be. Chances are, before the clock strikes midnight, someone will make a concession speech and the longest, most tumultuous election season in recent history will finally be over. In January, someone new will raise their…

Peace in Pieces

I’ve always been a bit of an old soul. When I was not quite 21, I’d head down to a local bowling alley that had a swing band play on weeknights on their outdoor patio.  I’d sing with the band.   “Don’t get around much” and “Tangerine” were my favorites.  Yeah, they’re old.  That was…

The Sweet Spot

The changing landscape of my family has been hard on me. I am the sort of person who roots herself into home and routine and the usualness of life. For fourteen years, I was the stay at home and my primary task was caring for our little children. It was a role I relished, loved…