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The fifth grade kids raised $2300 for UNICEF. It was their plan, because “President Obama told me that I could change the world”.

And they did. They changed the world, and we (the parents) watched and cheered and allowed them to be children. Because really, if you let them, children will change the world.

They changed […]

Dr. Geoge Tiller Murder On Trial

Today in Kansas the trial begins.

People will say that Scott Roeder isn’t a murderer, but that he was protecting the unborn. Listen to what they are saying.

I’m not going to argue about when life begins, but I assert that in addition to murder, this Scott Roeder hunted Dr. George Tiller and traumatized a community.

I […]

It’s Hard Being A Little Boy

Alexander woke up this morning and told me he had a sore throat and an upset stomach. He was whiny.

Here’s the thing about Alexander, when he’s really and truly sick, he’s never whiny, he’s just tired and snuggly. My little boy was a big mess of jangled nerves this morning. I sent him in […]

What Do You Call Your Vagina?

No, I’m not kidding. We all really want to know.


The last few days have been rainy here in Los Angeles. In addition to rain, there’s been wind. Enough wind to leave my house without power for 24 hours.

In some ways it was awful, but in others it was great. 24 hours without computers is really quite lovely. 24 hours of candlelight, monopoly, reading […]

I’m Not Saying This Happened To Me

Really, it could happen to anyone.

You could conceivably get very stoned and hide your marijuana in a really great hiding place. Then, the next day, when you are not stoned, you might forget where that really great hiding place is.

But it could be worse, because your whole upstairs might stink like weed, and your […]