To Whom It May Concern: I've been following the coverage of the ALSC's decision to change the name of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and I have to say it is so, so disappointing. I understand that you are not banning or censoring her books, and you are certainly welcome to call your award whatever … Continue reading An Open Letter to the ALSC: Laura Ingalls Wilder Was Braver Than You
For Lent this year, I put myself on a mission to “eat healthy.” Sound vague? Uh, yea, it was harder than figuring out how to make kale taste good. You know how fad diets always claim they “turn the food pyramid on its head”? Well this was like turning the food pyramid on its … Continue reading When The Lord Gives You Dough, You Eat It
Probably because we’re getting older. It’s like I don’t know how to have fun anymore. I’m too old to go out to the club. (What am I, 22?) But too young to turn in early after a full day of antiquing. (What am I, 50? And a Kennedy?) Here’s what I’m talking about - the … Continue reading Why are we so boring??
Did you ever notice how adulthood kindof comes in stages? First there’s the Marriage Stage, where everyone around you seems to get married in the span of a few years, and you’re always going to weddings and engagement parties and bridal showers. Then comes the Baby Stage, where everybody around you starts having babies, and … Continue reading Oh, Birthing Babies
Ok, I have a few questions about the Olympics. First of all: WHO invented this stuff? Like, ok, there’s the downhill skiing, the snowboarding, the ice skating - all the “normal” stuff that most of us have seen before. But some of these sports are just totally off-the-wall outrageous. And half seem like death traps. … Continue reading Or we could have been Olympians
So last month I had a meeting with our financial adviser at work. Of all the things about adulthood that I hate - like doing laundry and checking my oil and feeding myself - money is probably the one thing I hate the MOST. Probably because I really just don’t understand how to manage it. … Continue reading The Only Thing Standing Between Me and Financial Independence is Money
So today I witnessed an accident. Well, not so much an accident as a...mishap? Catastrophe? Incident. I was leaving the office for lunch, and at one point, I had to cross over the Light Rail tracks at an intersection with a traffic light. So just as i was about to go through, the light rail … Continue reading Incident Prone