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And a very merry

It’s merely the afternoon of Christmas Eve, and we are, incomprehensibly, done: presents are wrapped, cornbread is baked in preparation for tomorrow’s oyster dressing, gifts have been shipped and (nick-of-time) received, charity undertaken. I can’t believe there’s time for the luxury to write, to cut out more cookies with small floured hands, to lay with…


Today I was going through a stack of the kindergartener’s artwork and came across these: I don’t know what went down, or what the hell this even means, but I’m pretty sure the 5-year-old’s about to get gangsta on Tink and her little winged friends.

(Taptaptap) Is this thing still on?

Man, so, BLOGGING — so 2007, right? This is the part where I should gloss over the 17-month gap in this blog with Valid Excuses (crippling workload, major illness, finally fulfilled that dream of high-seas piracy), but the truth is so much more excruciatingly benign: vague ennui, Hawaii, damn kids, family drama, travel, procrastination, holidays,…

Baby, you’re SMOKIN’!

You ever have those moments when you question whether despite the hip-high stack of parenting books you’ve read, or all the research into products, or all the money you dump into preschool, or all the organic foods you buy, or all the countless thousands of hours of thoughtful nurturing and caregiving, you’re STILL fucking up…

Her limerick was filthier

So in a moment alone together the other night, the four-year-old pipes up with a fragment of her latest mental gymnastics: “Mama! ‘Bell’ rhymes with ‘HELL’!!” Precious, am I right?! I mean, that’s one adorable plate-load of Sugar/Spice/Nice&#169 we’ve got right there! (And I wonder why none of the other preschool Mommies will talk to…

White-trash hybrid

Across the street from Eliot’s preschool is an auto repair shop, and every day I see this exceptional piece of American engineering parked out front: Yeah, I know: BITCHIN’!! But why do I really care? Because if you look closely, you’ll realize it’s an El Camino. . . with the front end of a Camaro….

When a bumper sticker isn’t enough

So I was driving around today and happened to stop at a red light behind this fella, at the corner of Ballard and Forehead/Steering Wheel. That’s one big-ass truck, but the devil is always is in the details, n’est pas? Now it’s all perfectly well and good to have your little “personal political convictions,” but…