Early Mornings with Jane

This is the second year that Jane isn’t playing soccer and she’s missing the running. Volleyball is fun and all but soccer was 6-10 hours of running each week. When I picked her up from school she was pissed that she was running six laps in 4.20. “How many laps are in a mile?” I asked her. When she told me there were 10 I sort of gasped too. That’s a lot slower than last year. Probably a minute slower, my girl used to lope and everyone knows the last …

I Hope Your Kid Isn’t Gay

If you think that a man like this can lead our country, can speak for every American and should be able to appoint Supreme Court Justices then I suggest you get on your knees and pray to whomever made you hateful that no one you love is anything but heterosexual (and probably not very sexual just for good measure). When politicians marginalize a group of people because of how they’re born it is a moral¬†imperative that good people everywhere fight for equality. If you are a good person you will …

Tragiblogging

Last week was a new low for the mommybloggers. There was a tragedy in New York where two children were murdered, the details really don’t matter that much because it could have been any tragedy on any given week. It just needed to be a tragedy of a certain sort. The victim needed to be a rich white family. Babies die, children are murdered, there are wars happening right now and oh, by the way if you live in a poor part of Los Angeles like Compton there’s a pretty …

I Voted This Morning

I filled out my ballot this morning and have some mixed emotions about sending it in. I won’t get a little I Voted sticker this year. I won’t walk to the polling place with the kids and have them wait while I fill out my ballot in secret. I won’t get to talk to them about the value of voting in secret, about the freedom of being able to vote for whomever you wish and against whatever you don’t like. I’m not much for secrets I suppose. There are a …

I Don’t Know Cancer

I made my way over the Kelsie¬†this afternoon for a visit. She’s not feeling well for a bit after her treatments so finding time to visit in the window before her chemo is a necessity. Of course I’m competing with much needed naps and necessary errands so it’s about shoehorning a bit of time in between things that are more urgent. I don’t really know what cancer is. I mean I understand that it’s a mutation which creates tumors and unchecked death. I understand how we treat it to some …