Ermahgerd Hermskerl – Is Homeschooling For Dummies Like Me?

When my friend told me years ago that she was planning to homeschool her kids, I was deeply concerned.  And being me, I voiced those deep concerns.  About the thing that every non-homeschooling person that ever lived is concerned about.  Say it together now, friends and neighbors, SOCIALIZATION.  I also worried about her sanity, being trapped in the house all… Read more →

Gesture! Halp!

I have thought about suicide almost every day for the past thirty years. Does that sound a mite dramatic?  Sort of a Heathcliff-on-the-Moors, seventh grade, will-he-ever-notice-me type angst? Because that’s not what I’m going for here.  But if we’re going to be honest as fuck honest(and let’s, shall we?(Aside: are you supposed to punctuate between parentheses?  Capitalize?  I spend far… Read more →

Feed Yer Head – Readathon the First

I love books.  I mean, I really, really love them.  Like love them so much I’d marry them.  Or at least many of the characters between their hallowed covers.  My first love was Sydney Carton.  Which probably says a lot about me as a romantic partner. Reading was my primary addiction.  At age four, I taught myself to read.  Soon… Read more →

When You I Feel

Photo credit: gagilas / Foter / CC BY-SA When your entire family resides in the super duper industrial sized state(otherwise known as Texas) and you reside in a smaller, greener, hipsterer state(Oregon) travel becomes a familiar routine.  When you’re forty almost five.  When you’re five and a half, it’s more of a familiar chaos.  Seeing different people you know and… Read more →