NotApologies 101

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  Teacher: Good evening, Class! Last week we learned about the anatomy of an apology. It's sincere, it accepts responsibility and accountability, it doesn't contain any "buts" and it sometimes even outlines steps the apologizer might take to truly remedy a problematic situation.Tonight's objective is to master the tricky task of NotApologizing!Student: Ugh. When are we even gonna USE a NotApology?Teacher: You'd be surprised at how frequently NotApologies are … [Read more...]

Mommy Wars, Cadillacs and Etch-a-Sketches

Oh, for the love of Pete.Okay, I am not a news junkie - nor am I an expert on anything other than being minimally overscheduled.  I just really need to vent here.  Bit of a tantrum - sorry in advance.Hillary Rosen and the dubiously-named "Mommy Wars?"  Eager to pounce on the slightest misstep, Republicans and Stay-at-Home-Moms are up in arms about her comments about Ann Romney.  Is there ANYONE who really thinks Rosen's comments were an attack on SAHMs?  That she was saying parenting is e … [Read more...]