When, during the Democratic National Convention, they paid tribute to the late Ted Kennedy, I sat down on the sofa to watch even as the chaos of the dinner and homework hour pressed on. I expected to have to ignore the crashes and whines that usually come in the wake of my getting sidelined by … Continue reading “I’m gonna send your vote to college” (or 2nd grade anyway)
Sometimes, in the course of my day, I step on the tiny little pieces of whatever my five-year-old has collected from the universe of tiny little pieces and then methodically arranged across his floor--turning his bedroom into a rigged, land-mine experience for us and our bare feet. I can’t freak out, though. I have to … Continue reading Have the day you have!
There is a scene in Footloose (the real Footloose, not the fake-let’s-please-pretend-it-was-never-remade-Footloose) when the straight as a line Reverend Shaw Moore is called down to the library to deal with a group of creepy book burners. Earlier in the movie our fiery, Men at Work blasting hero, Ren, has already made the mistake of telling … Continue reading Things I learned from Footloose…(in honor of banned books)