• The Morning Freak Out

    I’m not sure why, but my entire family has been missing Reilly very hard this week. Yesterday, I dusted his commemorative dog bowl. His collar had dust on it and when I grabbed the leather lotion and a cloth… I just started crying. When my son came home, he said...

  • Mugen and the Street Sweeper.

    So… I had some yard work to do out front today. The weather is just gorgeous and I felt bad about leaving Mugen inside because it was super hot in the house and we haven’t done the first start of our A/C unit yet. Lucy was already firmly entrenched in...

  • Gizmodo’s Checkbook Journalism.

    Come on. Admit it. When you saw Gizmodo’s photos of iPhone 4 this week, you thought it. “Way to go Gizmodo!” Part of me wants to applaud Gizmodo for doing the Lois Lane thing and getting that story no matter what it took. I’m generally okay with checkbook journalism, as...

  • Why Bullying is a Problem.

    Bullying isn’t a new problem. When I was a teenager, I was bullied. My parents talked to the school. I talked to the school and told my teachers about the bullies in each of my classes in junior high. Every single time that someone called me a name, or hit...

  • Book Review: The Long Way Home by David Laskin

    I don’t normally read non-fic. I was asked by a friend to review David Laskin’s The Long Way Home. I told him up front, “I don’t do history.” and he said, “It’s okay, it’s not dry, boring history. I promise.” I was pleasantly surprised when I got completely sucked into...