Kid Tales: names

Me:[reading Harriet the Spy] “Harriet felt her mom-” Lil Miss: Wait a minute, Mrs Welsch is Harriet’s mom? Me: … yes. Her name IS Harriet Welsch, right? Lil Miss: I thought her name was Harriet Despize Dear gawd I laughed so hard I fell over.

Why I’m not a Libertarian

For my friends who call themselves Libertarian: most of you aren’t really aligned with the Libertarian party though you may like some of the more theoretical notions of Libertarianism: the ideology. Saying “I’m against big government” is equivalent to saying “I’m against open wounds” – yeah sure we all are but its how you define … Continue reading

Single Mom a la mode

its weird being single mom again. or rather I guess I should say its weird being a single mom who is *old*. No, I know 50 is not really that old but becoming a single mom is something I did in my youth- I was barely out of my 20s and it was perfectly acceptable … Continue reading