Well . . . probably not. And before we get troll-smacked, let me clarify. I certainly didn’t mean to imply that the pagan ritual of Halloween could ever replace the sweet Jesus-y goodness of Christmas. I was just pondering the two holidays from a secular perspective. Really.
It’s just that I don’t ever remember Halloween being such a huge
Added by TykeGeist on October 30, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Anyone running for Congress is, by definition, seeking one of the most powerful positions in the country. When the office sought is that of Senator, they will become - if elected - one of only 100 people who are arguably second only to the President himself in political power. Sometimes the vote of only one Senator can drastically affect the lives of millions.
We therefore subject these candidates to a level of scrutiny on the campaign trail which is also second only to… Continue
Added by The Diaper Pail on October 29, 2010 at 7:16am —
Don't let this
take the country… Continue
Added by The Diaper Pail on October 29, 2010 at 6:00am —
Sunday's Boston Globe
published a great article by Drake Bennett titled "Johnny has two mommies – and four dads
," asking, "As complex families proliferate, the law considers: Can a child have more than two parents?"
Good question, and one I've written about
a few times before. In… Continue
Added by Mombian on October 26, 2010 at 6:30pm —
In April of this year, I wrote my first post for Offsprung
. If you were here then, you might remember it; it was called "The F-Word." Since I was a little nervous about debuting in a new place in front of all these...you know...people and stuff, I decided I'd better use both barrels so as not to seem lightweight. That's why - if you remember the post - the "F" stood for Fascism. It was based around a lengthy but… Continue
Added by The Diaper Pail on October 25, 2010 at 8:00am —
File under 'Duh':
When Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his explosive 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Thomas vehemently denied the allegations…
Added by The Diaper Pail on October 22, 2010 at 10:51am —
Think Progress somehow obtained a copy of a memo from Charles Koch - one half of the Koch brothers duo behind not just Koch Industries, but also many of the "grassroots" and "tea party" organizations currently roiling the political landscape. It's an expansive agenda/road map from the semi-annual meeting… Continue
Added by The Diaper Pail on October 20, 2010 at 12:00pm —
i found out yesterday my dad has prostate cancer. i don't know what stage it is in, prognosis, what kind of treatment he will need, nothing. he just found out so i imagine a few questions will be answered at the follow-up appointment.
it really sucks. my mom is beside herself. so like i did when she landed in the hospital from complications of her cancer treatment 18 years ago, i cleaned her floors. it's what i do.
and all my husband can say is,… Continue
Added by Andromeda on October 15, 2010 at 6:40am —
Hi all. Sorry I haven't been around in a while. It was a long hot summer. I can't believe it's almost Halloween, my favorite holiday of the year.
Speaking of scary, a while back my 5-year-old, who was then 4 or maybe 3, points to a guy out in public somewhere and says pretty loudly, "FAT!"
I know, what parent hasn't had this experience or one like it, right? I wanted to shrivel up and disappear under my hat like the Wicked Witch of the West. (See how I'm continuing the… Continue
Added by Silver Foot on October 13, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Monday, courtesy of the Washington Post
(though, in fact, it was everywhere), we learn that
As Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki inches closer to securing the parliamentary support he needs to keep his job, he's losing popular support on the streets and stirring alarm in Washington and Arab regional… Continue
Added by The Diaper Pail on October 13, 2010 at 11:40am —
My baby is an autumn baby.
His hair is the color of straw, shining and sweet-smelling. His eyes are the color of the sky under which he was born--not the pale, hopeful blue of spring or the rich, lazy blue of summer, but a deep cobalt, shot through with pewter, pale storm clouds of grey gathering around the pupils. When he smiles, which is often, the skin around those eyes and the button nose below them crinkle. He has his mama's grin.
My baby is not ahead, or… Continue
Added by rommie on October 13, 2010 at 6:31am —
I did it, finally, and it only took (insert long number of months/years here).
I had my first private training session in, let's see, probably 18 years. My good friend, who is a yoga teacher, has agreed to do a barter with me; we do her IT support, and she's teaching me yoga. We talked about this almost every time we saw each other, and finally, today we did it. She set us up in her sunroom, and it was indeed sunny today so it felt just great.
It was awkward for… Continue
Added by JTX on October 4, 2010 at 8:44pm —
This was obviously done without hope of profit, for reasons of copyright infringement. That's why it's so astonishing, because the good folks at Rebellious Pixels
obviously spent hundreds of hours compiling what they themselves refer to as "dozens of classic Walt Disney cartoons from the 1930s to 1960s," and then carefully splicing them into an equally large, if not larger, treasure trove of Glenn Beck clips (if such a collection can rightly be… Continue
Added by The Diaper Pail on October 4, 2010 at 7:01am —
Added by hermit crab on October 3, 2010 at 11:12am —
I think I have my finger on the real reason more women aren't engineers. It begins in very early education. Continue
The local pre-K teacher's aide used to be so wonderful as to take many photos during the week, post them on Shutterfly, and e-mail the links to us parents to admire. I was floored when there was a photo of my daughter taking blocks and building a replica of the NY City skyline during her first weeks of pre-K. She told the teacher she was building NYC, where Daddy works. If I…
Added by MomsBari on October 1, 2010 at 8:00pm —