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Too Pretty to Write…

I’ve been sadly slack on content the last few days, but well, it is spring and I’m busy. And tired at the end of the day. And Stoneleigh of The Automatic Earth was visiting. And well…hey, it is 66 degrees, sunny and beautiful. I’m in the middle of a piece answering a reader’s question about…

Hat tip to Rod Dreher for pointing out what he deems the most depressing toy ever – yes, your little one can have his or her own cubicle! Has your two year old been falling down on the hard, tedious job of being a child – here’s a way of ensuring that she’s ready for…

When Eric and I first wrote a letter to Eric’s grandparents, asking them to consider living with us, the response was very mixed. Grandma and Grandpa’s generation of friends and family were mostly very pleased and thrilled – given the bad lot of options available to many of them, finding a compatible home with their…

It is a very good thing that sound and image do not travel through the internet without forethought and intent. It permits me to write sentences about my life that seem admirably clean and functional, without actually conveying the way they play out in reality. This allows me to write things like “Eli, my autistic…

Sex Education, Family Farm Style

Simon came in the door calling “Moooooooomm….Moooooommmm!!” It didn’t sound like the “someone is bleeding to death” call or the “Isaiah said my hat looked funny and I beaned him one with a rock and he had the temerity to hit me back and it hurt…” cry, each which has a certain urgency too it.…

This morning, during school time, Isaiah asked me just how many Aunts and Uncles he had. Asked to clarify what the parameters of the question were, Isaiah asked me how many people he would call by the title “Aunt” or “Uncle.” Which led me to do some quick addition – and to a number that…

Life In The House Of Testosterone

As you all know, I live with five males, ranging from 39 to 4. As a woman raised in a mostly all-female household (mother, step-mother, two sisters), I try gamely to fit in, but find myself occasionally mystified by the guy-ness, or inadequately equipped for things like appreciating how cool it is to write in…

Today is the first day of Aaron’s and my new “Finding Your Place” Course (for anyone who would still like to join, we’ve got two remaining spots and since the class is asynchronously online, you won’t miss anything by starting today or tomorrow – email me at Jewishfarmer@gmail.com). I’ve been teaching Adapting-in-Place, for people who…

The New Rez, 2010 Edition

In the comments thread to my previous post, Greenpa, who apparently gets a kick from watching She Who Cruncheth over at The Crunchy Chicken and me competing, suggested that I ought to try to top her “latest post.” In the interim, La Crunch put up a fascinating post about bull semen and the genetic diversity…

Meet the Astrophysicist

When I decided to switch over to science blogs, I told Eric that he had to go with me. We’ve talked for years about doing a project together, but have always worried that a book or something would kill our extremely happy marriage, that we’d end up fighting over grammar (he’s much more of a…