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[17 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 1,214 views]
Where in the world is…Texas?

It’s where I am, of course!  Austin, to be more specific.
This is sort of a long-overdue update post. The last nine months seem like they’ve been some of the longest of my life, and not a lot (any?!) blogging got done. I’ll make this post a sort of summary, and see where it goes. Perhaps more detailed posts will follow…
Update #1
We left Costa Rica!  Holy crap, right? Back to the good old USofA. Something I never really imagined we would do quite so soon. We spent about 14 months in …

feminism »

[8 Sep 2008 | Comments Off | 170 views]

Gloria Steinem says all the things that I’ve pretty much been thinking about Sarah Palin (though she says it better than I ever could).
This isn’t the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking …

feminism, photos, reflections »

[25 Mar 2008 | 3 Comments | 252 views]

The other day I was painting (the walls) and listening to Dar Williams’ song, When I Was A Boy when I thought of myself at about the age in the picture at left. So I got out some really old photo albums and scanned this picture. It is me at one of the happiest times in my life. I frequently think back to this time with utter joy because it was a time when I had the most freedom. I was totally unconcerned with what other …

feminism, parenting, rant »

[26 Jan 2007 | Comments Off | 144 views]

We got him pull-ups for night-time – pink trimmed, Dora the Explorer pull-ups. This may well turn him gay – I’ve heard quite reliable reports from all across America that anything remotely feminine will turn a growing boy gay. Considering M’s already had a pink sleeping sac, flowery onesies, a dollhouse, a doll (given to J but appropriated by M), a Hello Kitty dress-up doll, a Hello Kitty blanket, a Hello Kitty backpack, and a Hello Kitty toothbrush, this may well be the point of no return. …

culture, feminism, homeschooling, parenting, rant »

[30 Dec 2006 | 6 Comments | 254 views]

I never thought I could describe myself as a ‘curmudgeon,’ but that’s how I’m feeling today. What’s got my back up? A New York Times editorial on a middle school talent show. Reading the article requires free registration, but I’ll save you the trouble with an excerpt:
They writhe and strut, shake their bottoms, splay their legs, thrust their chests out and in and out again. Some straddle empty chairs, like lap dancers without laps. They don’t smile much. Their faces are locked from grim exertion, from all …