Archive > June 2012

Equal, but Different (Part 1)

I’ve been thinking about sex a lot lately. Hold on now–don’t go all million moms on me or anything. I meant I’ve been thinking about gender.  Mostly, the differences between men and women (besides the obvious.) So I’ve been reading and thinking–a dangerous combination for me–and to be honest, I’m not sure how I feel […]

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Campground Culture

We went camping recently, as is tradition around here. I won’t hold you spellbound with any riveting nature stories (although I could,) or spend a bunch of time complaining about the cold weather up in those mountains, even in June (although I could.)  The only personal thing I am going to share about our trip […]

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Because I Said So

I have always thought discussing politics was the surest way to start an argument, but I think I’ve found an even more volatile subject–parenting. On the blogging community Blogher, there is an article titled “I Don’t Like Spanking My Kids, but I Do It Anyway.” The mom who wrote the article discusses how she believes […]

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(not so) Sorry

Apologies are funny things.           Remember this guy? This was Jimmy Swaggart’s tearful apology for his prostitute habit.  He was so sad.  He was so sorry. Right. As a result of the mild backlash from her insensitive remarks, Margaret Cho has written a heart-felt apology on her blog.  I encourage you […]

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Proud Parent of a “Retard”

Usually, I’m one of those people who are sitting at home, shaking their heads ruefully, when I hear about how everyone is mad because some pea-brained celebrity made some inappropriate comment during an interview. You know what I’m talking about–someone uses a racial slur, or slams homosexuality, and the media feeding frenzy begins.  It’s played […]

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