Packaging Boyhood

From the lat­est Dads & Daugh­ters newslet­ter: Our friend Dr. Mark Tap­pan is co-author­ing a book, to be called “Pack­ag­ing Boy­hood” about mar­ket­ing to our sons. The book aims to “scru­ti­nize the world of boy pow­er, and the ways media…

It Was a Lovely Day

Please note: Yes, I am refer­ring to today, the 12th, which is my birth­day. Those close to me know that I gen­er­al­ly hate my birth­day, as it’s a reminder of mul­ti­ple mis­car­riages and oth­er nasty things hap­pen­ing around this time…

The EM Curse

I’m view­ing this entry on my ginor­mous 22″ mon­i­tor. My hero acquired it via freecy­cle, and tot­ed it from the pre­vi­ous own­er’s house to our car and into our house again. It has some insane­ly love­ly res­o­lu­tion and so on,…

Finally, home & cat stuff

The last install­ment of the update—home stuff Sam and I are adjust­ing to sleep­ing at a new height. Yes—height. I’ve lust­ed after a cap­tain’s bed for some time, because of the stor­age pos­si­bil­i­ties and how much more walker/wheelchair friend­ly our…

Give Sambear hugs!

My poor baby sur­vived appen­dici­tis — two week­ends in a row!  He final­ly saw a doc­tor this week and drank the nasty bar­i­um shake so they could see his innards. The ver­dict is that the appen­dix needs to come out, preferably…

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