“Unfair” Doesn’t Begin to Describe It

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Oren is a friend I met online, and we have a lot in common. We're both parents, spouses, bloggers, Marylanders, Jews, and challengers of gender stereotypes, among other things. For a long time, we've been sharing each other's writing on social media, and I've marveled at the community of Dad Bloggers he has built, through sheer force of his personality and determination that fathers who happened to be the primary caregivers of their children shouldn't feel alone.He has received the worst … [Read more...]

Vacation Hangover

Well, there was no Captain Steubing, and it was not the Love Boat, but we sure loved the boat that took us on vacation.  Here's a random re-cap.1.  No wi-fi and/or texting is a blessing.  The end.2.  Just kidding!!!  There's more!  Angel (pronounced "Ahn-HELL") was our dinner waiter, and Marko was his assistant.  I learned halfway through the trip (and that was too late) that I should not ask Angel his opinion about more than one entree.  This is because he would proceed to bring me each. … [Read more...]

A Jewish Kid in Catholic School? Nothing But Nachas.*

My son Nicky loves baseball. He’s really, really good at it.Despite the looooong list of Jews who made it big in baseball, we were shocked to learn our town was not overflowing with Jewish schools that have viable baseball programs. My husband’s old Catholic school, however, (“The Hall”) has a very well-respected baseball program. So does another Catholic school nearer to us (“The Mount”). Mark Teixeira is a hometown boy who went to The Mount. We forgive his playing for the Yankees.Nicky … [Read more...]

A Belated Jump onto the Blogging Bandwagon…

What do “Where the Wild Things Are,” stranger danger, and the death of Osama Bin Laden have in common?Come on - guess.  No…they have no relation to Kevin Bacon.  Try again.  No…they aren’t new Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors.  One more try?  No…James Franco is not involved in any kind of artistic project about any of them.  That I know of…yet.Okay, I’ll tell you.These are my writing roots.  These are subjects that spurred lengthy notes on Facebook that I published for only my FB f … [Read more...]


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