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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore; Remembering 9/11

September 8, 2011 by


My kids were four and six on 9/11. I can’t remember how I heard. But I can remember wanting my children home immediately. My daughter was at pre-school and my son was at school. He was in first grade. I called my husband and we spoke about whether or not I should get our children. […]

Eating Reality Television

September 5, 2011 by


Thank you for opening the crappy television floodgates Hayley. I watch Toddlers In Tiaras when I’m depressed, to get more depressed. Recently while eating a bowl of fuck-it-all-Honey-Nut-Cheerios, I caught a riveting episode of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. And I learned from the mouth a desultory sixteen-year-old bride, that she’d never met a gypsy girl […]

Brooke Shields at 10 Years Old–This Is What You’re Searching For

August 29, 2011 by


I’m writing this post because we’re getting an awful lot of search engines pulling up our site when people search for the words “Brooke Shields 10 year old.” This means one of two things. 1. For those of you who clicked on this because you are appalled by the photos of Brooke Shields that were taken […]

Photos We’re Moved By: Sixty-Six Years Since Hiroshima/Nagasaki

August 8, 2011 by


Pause. Sixty-six years ago August 4, in 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs. The first was in Hiroshima. The second was in the city of Nagasaki. These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date. The role of the bombings in Japan’s surrender and U.S.’s ethical justification for them, […]

Double Standard Debate: It’s Time for Female Politicians to Take Back the Crotch Shot

June 17, 2011 by


Remember our conversation about taking back the word slut? (If not, check it out here.) Along the same lines as reclaiming sexually charged and, yes, degrading words,  I propose we take back the crotch shot. Why should Weiner be the only one having so much fun with his? I’ve decided that women should begin taking […]

Putting the Politic in Pedicures: One Mom’s Thoughts

June 7, 2011 by


My teenagers are fresh cakes. They are moist and frosted and looking at them for too long could make your mouth water. Next to them, I have fallen like an outdated soufflé pulled from a 1970’s oven. Mid-life parenting of teenagers is an overt insult to your vanity. A year ago I began upping my […]