Monthly Archives: September 2013


Pip and The Mop Top are now engaged in a totally officially official fashion, with a formal proposal and ring and stuff. They are talking May. =) We love him, we love his parents.  In fact, I like his mom so much that I’d consider bribing one of my girls to make her an in-law […]

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Makin’ Music.

Shasta recently tossed The Equuschick a copy of American Soldier with instructions to “Read it!” The Equuschick is not sure of his precise intentions when he tossed it to her and she wasn’t going to read it because it isn’t Her Thing, but then she thought that since she was married to a man who […]

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”Because it’s a dumb idea and they know it.”

A much beloved relative of ours is very much a fan of ObamaCare.  He’s a bright man, much smarter than I am, so I was floored when he tried to explain to me what seemed obvious to him, “why shouldn’t health insurance companies be able to insure your kids until they’re 26?” I was stunned […]

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Rambling Thoughts On Free Play and the Fallacy of a Riskfree Childhood

Last week our 17 year old  managed to step on a chewed and dried up piece of animal skull out in the yard that slid about half an inch into her foot- lengthwise, just under the skin. It was deep enough that it was a long, ugly cut under the skin, but the problem was […]

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Safety is not a virtue

Loved this: Look, I’m a mother. I care deeply about my children’s safety. But safety is just one important thing to teach our children. And it’s not even anywhere near the most important thing. Keeping your kids from dying or getting hurt is of secondary importance to teaching them how to live. Safety isn’t even […]

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