random rant

Don’t Call It a Comeback

There are several things that have transpired over the last several months that should have inspired me to dust off my keyboard–Charlottesville, #metoo, Times Up, the travel ban, and all of that is not even mentioning the toddler in the White House who’s being enabled/ignored by the other people who are supposed to be in charge of(…)

An Open Letter to the Teens Driving Too Fast Through My Neighborhood

Dear Teens Driving Too Fast Through My Neighborhood, Hi.  We may not have met.  You may never have noticed me.  But, I’ve seen you.  I’ve heard you.  You are, in fact, often my worst* fear.  I fear you when my kids play outside, or when I’m walking the dog, or when I’m running at night.(…)

Sexual Harassment of the Every Day Variety

No excuses this time, darlings.  Just settle right in and get comfortable.  I’d like to tell you a story: Friday night, I ditched Jon and the girls and joined my sister and two other lovely ladies a night of alti-rock goodness at the Midland.  It was my first Prom, Afentra’s Prom to be exact–a free(…)

“Girl” Is not a Disability

Recently, on more than one occasion, Jon and I have heard other parents tell their boy children to treat Maddie in a certain way, a certain way that seems to be based solely on the fact that she is a “girl.”  As you can imagine, this pissed off both of us.  Jon’s just nicer than(…)