Usually I enjoy browsing through the Sunday paper. But this morning it was like a splash of cold water in my face. And I’m not talking about the depressing headlines in the front section, nor the regressive editorial positions that the Seattle Times continues to spew. Nope, today it was the Target ad. I don’t … Continue reading
Posted in March 2012 …
Show me how the piggies eat!
Each afternoon around 4 pm I find myself wondering what my spouse, my mother, my locavore friends, the kids’ pediatrician and the nutrition police would think if I fed the kids mac and cheese again for dinner. And would it make any difference if it was organic mac and cheese made with organic butter and organic soy milk? What … Continue reading
Fiddling With Themselves While Rome Burns
Like pretty much every other woman in America, I’ve been horrified by the cold realization that there are influential political voices out there who don’t want women to have access to birth control. I wasn’t planning to write about it, because I have been ignoring what comes out of the mouths of Republican politicians and … Continue reading
I have seen my future, and it isn’t pretty
I love words. Especially foreign words that describe in one neat bundle something that requires an entire sentence in English. So when this showed up in a friend’s feed, I dropped everything for some English-major style fun. Nine Foreign Words the English Language Desperately Needs At number four I paused uncomfortably. Kaelling: Danish for “an ugly, … Continue reading
Bee Nerdy With Me!
So as not to bore all of you who read this blog for juicy insights into my innermost thoughts, I have started a second blog to follow my beekeeping journey. A bonefide place for geeky beekeepers to talk about best practices, research, gear and the fun of backyard beekeeping. So, make your way over to … Continue reading
Please Tax Me!
Today, after enduring a totally unsatisfactory interpretation of the Frog Prince, my little ones and I decided to make the most of the 50 degree weather by bird watching along the Marsh Island/Foster Island trail. My intrepid explorers gleefully ran along the trial ahead of me through mud and puddles, counting benches and observation platforms … Continue reading