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New Gay TV Show is As Gay as Lesbian Porn

While we’re on the subject of Gaza, Ferguson and killing African babies every time we waste water for ALS, I figured it was time to discuss something equally as emotive and controversial, the fall television line-up. There are, as per usual, lots of new programs pixelating our screens this fall. […]

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DIY: Curlicue Art

Sometimes when parenting, it is hard to see the whole forest when looking at the growing twig that is your kid. In other words, it is hard to step back and just enjoy the totality of that kid’s personality when there are everyday arguments that need to be fought (please […]

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My Kids’ Advice on Coping with Difference

Does being visibly queer make you nervous sometimes? My kids have some advice that might help.

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Ferguson, Missouri

This is not the time for shame and white guilt. This is not the time for silence.

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DIY: Curlicue Art

Sometimes when parenting, it is hard to see the whole forest when looking at the growing twig that is your kid. In other words, it is hard to step back and just enjoy the totality of that kid’s personality when there are everyday arguments that need to be fought (please […]

When a Wedding Aisle Becomes a Line in the Sand
Extended family / Family

When a Wedding Aisle Becomes a Line in the Sand

I have written before about how Rick and I have gotten married quite a few times, the first time being on June 24, 2000.  What I haven’t written about were the family members who conscientiously objected to our wedding. Bigotry and ignorance, given the sheen of legitimacy by calling them religion, […]

My Kids’ Advice on Coping with Difference
Identity / Life

My Kids’ Advice on Coping with Difference

Does being visibly queer make you nervous sometimes? My kids have some advice that might help.

Raccoon Summer
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Raccoon Summer

Lessons learned from raising raccoons.

A Boy’s Bar Mitzvah and a Family’s Coming of Age
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A Boy’s Bar Mitzvah and a Family’s Coming of Age

A multi-generational, multi-racial and multi-denominational family unites in celebration.

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Family / Parenting

Jersey Shore Doesn’t

Times have changed, progress has marched on, barriers have broken down, minds have expanded, and the Jersey shore is still almost exactly the same.

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Culture / Media

New Gay TV Show is As Gay as Lesbian Porn

While we’re on the subject of Gaza, Ferguson and killing African babies every time we waste water for ALS, I figured it was time to discuss something equally as emotive and controversial, the fall television line-up. There are, as per usual, lots of new programs pixelating our screens this fall. […]

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.
Family / Parenting

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.

The last time I built an Ikea bookshelf, I was seven months pregnant with K, my almost eight-year-old. Today, I taught him how to place the screw inside the predrilled hole, how to set the drill’s Phillips-head bit into the screw’s crosshatches, and how to pull the orange trigger.   […]

The Fosters: Someone’s Little Sister
Culture / Media

The Fosters: Someone’s Little Sister

The finale hardly finalized anything, which of course is the point of a finale – kind of like when literally means figuratively. Callie shows up at Rita’s place, which is a shambles. Chip bag, a pizza box, and general clutter cover the coffee table in her sad living room. Callie […]

Protective Instincts
Family / Parenting

Protective Instincts

An incident on an airplane leads to questions about balancing what we know intellectually and our instincts to protect our children.