The Exorcism of Demons

This week, I’m going to compile some responses I’ve gotten, both in the com-box and privately, to my post on men. Some of the responses are very thoughtful and many have pointed out errors in my thinking that I would like to share with you. But today, I’m still feeling pretty weary from all the [Read More...]

Running Man Monday

I got all fired up this morning over something I read about over at Dr. Nadal’s fearless blog, and sat down to write about it, and then got sidetracked by a Platonic allusion I was trying to make, then started writing about freedom, and then I realized that I was really confused by my own [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

These are going up much later than usual because I went to see Harry Potter with my dear sister-in-law. The whole thing was awesome, except the battle scene, which was a travesty on a scale I have never before witnessed. And since the battle scene was pretty much the crux of the entire friggin series, [Read More...]


Mostly I’m writing this post to get  yesterday’s post off the front page of my blog. I’m a sissy, I guess, but I really don’t like controversy. I used to LOVE controversy…I even made the sweetest girl in my class cry during a high school debate once because I smelled blood and went for the [Read More...]

The Rape of Men

NB* Please read the comment section at the end of the post before you swear off my blog forever as a load of misogynistic crap. There are some excellent points brought up, as well as an apology or two and some clarifications. As I say in the post, I’m fumbling through this argument.  Sometimes I [Read More...]

D is for Dangerous

So as I mentioned in my quick takes on Friday, little Lemon (this is what Charlotte calls Liam and it has stuck) spent many a night last week refusing to sleep due to an ear infection. This was my first real test since the Ogre left. As I’ve mentioned, the Ogre always takes the night shifts. [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

I’m glad it’s Friday, because quick takes are all I’d be able to do today. I am in system overload. Actually, it’s beyond that. My forehead is blinking Warning: System Failure Warning: Crash Imminent repeatedly. If you think I’m lying, just come over. Trust me. It’s written right there in between the worry lines and [Read More...]

Just Another Manic Monday

Yet, how I’m glad it’s not Sunday. On Saturday night poor Liam could not sleep, so we were up for most of the night. My parents helped me out with the kids on Sunday morning so I could get a nap in, but Liam had a hard time napping well all day and his fever [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

Ah, Friday. I’m not gonna lie, I thought Friday would never come. Not because I was particularly looking forward to it, but because the days since the Ogre left have seemed to drag. I can’t believe he’s only been gone for four days. Last weekend feels like a century ago. I have no idea how [Read More...]

The Tale of the Spider-Wasp

I realize this picture is not totally accurate, but I freaked myself out so much trying to find you an appropriate picture that I just had to stop.  In my parent’s house, there are many wonders. It is peculiarly situated in an uninhabited few square miles in the middle of a sprawling suburb, so one [Read More...]