She Danced Until Her Leg Were Sore

Jane had her first school dance last night. It was a Halloween Dance, which is easier than worrying about what to wear in other ways. She wasn’t planning on dancing, she just planned to be with her friends and have fun. But she danced, and she danced with her friends until her legs ached, and she slept over at the other Jane’s house, and they had popcorn at midnight. She texted me: oh mom i had so much fun with all mi friends. They’re sweet girls, and they’re smart and …

Christine O’Donnell, Gawker, NOW, Masturbation and Feminism?

Christine O’Donnell makes me giggle. I haven’t addressed her ridiculousness campaign yet on my blog, because I try to avoid low hanging fruit. Well, today the National Organization of Women has said that the Gawker Story about O’Donnell and her Halloween hookup is sexual slander. Had Ms. O’Donnell not made a video like this for MTV I’d probably agree. The sad reality is that Christine O’Donnell is running for office based on Bejeezus, Magical Creation Wands, and not masturbating, because “it’s selfish”. I think that Gawker missed the mark when …

Dr. Sandeep Kapoor Not Guilty In the Anna Nicole Smith Trial

I wrote this headline ages ago, just hoping it would be true. It’s been a hideous abuse of the law and the court system, and while I’ve been in need of medical attention my fine physician had to defend himself against a ridiculous charge. Not Guilty. Now, Dr. Kapoor, can you please get back into your office? I need a talented Doctor, and no one else will do.

A Nice Pear

When we are little girls there are large men. They aren’t necessarily tall, or wide, but they are large in our childhoods. We remember their smells, their habits, the way their walking sticks hit the ground and the size of their stride. We remember their faces only from pictures, because we are little when they are grand. We memorize their shoes. My Uncle Marek smoked cigars that smelled faintly of cherry leaves. He took enormous steps, three steps of mine would equal just one of his. He had a cane, …