Does this remind anyone else of that West Wing episode? You know, if you replace the whimsical tomfoolery and intelligent banter and with corruption and deceitful self-interest? Robert Pear explains here. You go, Glenn Coco. Er, Robert Pear.
Chapter One Once upon a time in a faraway land, there lived a 70 year old despotic king who owned a magical cabinet. The cabinet was a magical for two reasons: it could talk in 16 different voices and, no matter how much gold you took out of it, it was always full of gold. Each morning, after the king … [Read more…]
I love the idea of minimalism, in moderation. Tiny houses and jars full of whispers aside, for me, minimalism is: Keeping and cherishing only what is beautiful and useful to you Experiences over possessions Spending your time carefully Despite a small, guerilla marketing campaign to convince people otherwise, I’m not perfect. Amazon.com and I have a … [Read more…]
In high school, I became a vegetarian and refused to eat meat for the next seven or eight years. My mother, an amazingly tolerant parent, didn’t really react except to begin substituting cooked vegetables for meats for me whenever she prepared a family meal. As a parent of two somewhat picky eaters, I now realize … [Read more…]
Recently, my husband and I watched the “psychological horror film” It Follows. Just kidding. Ever since viewing The Ring back in 2002 and then going to the public bathrooms at 3am only to find the tile floor covered in water that was obviously from a reanimated dead girl and not just from an overzealous showerer, I … [Read more…]
In Which Our Protagonist Has an Exciting Discovery Today I learned that I live 15 minutes from the beach. Just 15! And, no major highways or other irritations. Just a short drive down calm roads with very little traffic, since it’s off season. I was excited to bring the beach-crazy kids here this summer, and … [Read more…]
Today is not a good day to start things. Jon is down with the flu and the house is recovering from an influx of Christmas decorations and presents, and the general chaos caused by two working parents with various hobbies and two small children with more toys than a small nation. While writing this sentence, … [Read more…]