• Boy Scouts of America Half-Asses It for Money

    by  • July 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Thanks, in no small part, to the Human Rights Campaign, the Boy Scouts of America finally voted to remove their policy of prohibiting scoutmasters based on their sexual orientation. For the first time in 2016, the HRC “would penalize corporations [in their  Corporate Equality Index, which rates Fortune 500 companies and the nation’s top law...

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    Is Sharing Good or Bad?

    by  • July 23, 2015 • 0 Comments

    I recently read a blog post on BlogHer about the beginning of school meaning new school supplies and that “many” schools these days are requiring all supplies to be put in the community cache for use by all students. It was titled, “Community School Supplies? Absolutely NOT!” With such a title, I was expecting...

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    When Bad Things Happen To Sheisty People

    by  • July 21, 2015 • 0 Comments

    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or posts by email. Thanks for visiting!By now, if you haven’t heard of Ashley Madison, consider yourself lucky. I get spam from them (or someone pretending to be them) on the regular. For the uninitiated, Ashley Madison is a “dating site”....

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    Somewhere I Belong

    by  • July 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

    (Yes, it’s the Linkin Park song I’m referencing in the title.) BlogHer 15 is coming up this month. BlogU was last month. There are so many blogging conferences these days. I actually went to a now-defunct blogging conference in back-to-back years a few years ago. It was the height of that community and though...

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    Counterpoint to the Chicago Rebuttal

    by  • July 10, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Once again, we’ve had a mass shooting. As you know by now, in Charleston, South Carolina last month, a racist killed 9 churchgoers. And while people were fighting over the Confederate flag flying on government property, Congress continued to screw over the American people by voting to keep “a 19-year-old prohibition on CDC studies of gun...

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    Pre-preschool

    by  • June 30, 2015 • 0 Comments

    As summer starts up and July is looking me in the face, it’s hard to ignore that preschool is right around the corner. AmoebaJr starts up mid-August which is now just under 7 weeks away. For the next 20 years, more or less, she’ll be in school. What an insane thought. I’m really looking...

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    On Godwin and Flags

    by  • June 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

    I’ve seen a lot of things lately I need to blog about. I frequently decide after I’ve written a comment on Facebook it’s exactly what I should have written here. Well, today I actually decided to attach it to the blog. Which is funny, because I think 2 other times in the previous 36...

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    Extremism in Parenting

    by  • April 14, 2015 • 2 Comments

    By now you’ve certainly heard of free-range kids or free-range parenting. This is the idea that kids are coddled in the 21st century and there’s no reason why their lives should be any less independent than ours were in previous generations. The idea was given a shining light when a book called Free-Range Kids, that...

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    The Quick and The Dead

    by  • April 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

    I often have what amounts to an existential crisis. If I had to guess, not a particularly severe one, but still a questioning of what I do on this planet. I’m very fortunate to stay home with AmoebaJr every day and I don’t question that. Stay-at-home parenting is all the awesome things of work-outside-of-home...

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    An Open Letter to General Mills

    by  • February 19, 2015 • 0 Comments

    I was going to send this to General Mills via their Facebook page, but it’s the only major social network they seem to not have a presence on. Weird… Well, since I couldn’t do that, I’m posting here. I strongly suspect General Mills doesn’t care what I think so putting it here isn’t really...

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    The Connected Amoeba

    by  • November 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I was just commenting on the Facebook fan page of Nicole Leigh Shaw about the difference in my parenting philosophy BC and AD, that is, before children and after dad(hood). The short version is that not much has changed since my childfree days. I mentioned that my kid does get more screentime than I...

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