I have a theory, blogosphere, on PMS. Why yes, I’d love to share it, and thank you for asking. Anthropologically speaking, we’re wired for the continued good of our species; our common inherent traits serve to bolster our ability to spread our DNA and nurture the offspring we produce so that they, in turn, may … Continue reading PMS: You’re welcome
Last night, Jake called me over to question me about a sculpture he was studying for his art history homework. He was working at the computer, and Riley was huddled next to him. While Jake and Matt are very interested in art, Riley is not, and so I was surprised and happy to see him … Continue reading Sculpture and sex ed
So, Valerie emails to tell me she’s had a great jewelry idea for me to make and sell: “jewel-encrusted snails!” Valerie has exceptional taste, and so I know that what she’s imagining must be beautiful, but those three words strike me as incredibly funny: Jewel-encrusted snails! One can never anticipate jewel-encrusted snails! being any part … Continue reading Jewel-encrusted snails!
My boys seem to think I don’t like playing in snow, and I can understand why they think this. I love snow, but snow as a child and snow as a parent of young children are very different things. As a parent, snow means digging out endless pairs of gloves, drying jackets, tucking pants into … Continue reading Snowy day
Karen and I are working, and Jake is making himself a cup of tea. As he waits for the water to boil, he reads the information on the box of tea he’s holding. “What are free radicals?” He asks us, “Because tea fights them.” “I don’t know, but they are very bad, ” I say. … Continue reading Free Radicals
Really, I’ve been so sluttish in my blogging, I don’t know how you can stand it. I’d be quite disgusted with me if I were you. Things have been a-swirlin’ in my head; swirling and swirling, around and around, never slowing enough to gel. Not swirling in a random way, but in a swept-up, powerfully … Continue reading Painting
Remember the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where Dr. Striker mistakenly created a new quickly-mutating airborne super virus which infected the entire crew except for Captain Picard and Data? And they finally beat the virus when Data created an antidote and administered it via the ship’s circulation system while Captain Picard was busy … Continue reading Typhoid Picard. And lemurs.