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How To Have Sex as a Foster Parent

<I wrote this several years ago as a joke piece for a foster parent group I was on, and I’ve decided to publish it in case any of you enjoy it.  One of the harsher realities of having 9 kids is that it does cut into your private time, but even more, the psychological heft…

Chances are you already have a strong opinion on this subject.  There’s a great deal of noise, mostly but not wholly on the American right about the dangers of fertility decline.  Jonathan Last’s book  _What To Expect When No One is Expecting_ and Ross Douthat’s recent lament about American women’s TFR (total fertility rate – the…

Why Sex?

A lot of readers have emailed to ask why I’m writing a book about sex.  Have I given up writing about energy and environmental issues?  Have I dumped big issues for small ones  – instead of writing about how we should live in this new world, offering suggestions for the best sustainable dildo?  Am I…

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.…

I’ve often wondered what I should write after everyone is already living the Zombie attack and is bored with hearing about how to grow food and mend your socks. I figure at some point, the market will be saturated by such things, and people will want to escape – and I should start thinking now…

Get nine women who have thought a lot about peak oil and climate change together around a dining room table, and perhaps expectedly, the conversation turns umm…blue. Get them around *my* dining room table and the turn to sex is pretty inevitable, given a certain native blueness (this is a polite way of saying “dirty…