Category Archives: childhood

At Rise: Equalality is Like this Tray of Legos

Saturday, March 2nd 2019   AT RISE:  Mom & CJ are each working at their desks in the living room after listening to Bernie Sanders’ campaign launch speech in Brooklyn, NY. CJ:  Mama? M:  Yes hon? CJ:  Equality is like … Continue reading

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Michael Cohen Day: Thanks Ikea!

Wednesday, February 27th 2019 HAPPY MICHAEL COHEN DAY EVERYONE! Oh man, that was whack.  Strait up, historic, whack. I’m just so grateful that the thing I ordered from Ikea just arrived so I totally had a tangible project to throw … Continue reading

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No Good, Terrible, Bad Office Help

Wednesday, February 27th 2019 He’s neither No Good, Terrible nor Bad; that’s just what we CALL him. Here -for the kids- is me trying to do some office work today in the presence of our immeasurably beloved Kitten. 2019-02-27 No … Continue reading

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About the Ottoman

Tuesday, February 26th 2019 I’m not sure how I feel about it, but amidst decluttering and decluttering and decluttering the domicile, we found this enormous OTTOMAN to apparently FILL a great portion of our newly liberated living room. And I’m … Continue reading

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At Rise: For You Mommy

Thursday, February 21st 2019 AT RISE: It is 7:30am. Girl Child climbs in bed where mom is sleeping. CJ: [Whispering.] Mamma. [Pause.] Mommy? I have something to show you. Mom: [Mumbling] Hmm… [opens eyes slightly]. CJ: See? It’s a dead … Continue reading

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D&D in Da House

Wednesday, February 20th 2019   “Dad?  My friends and I were wondering if you could lead us on a little quest, you know,  so we can build up some points…” Now, I don’t know anything about Dungeons and Dragons except … Continue reading

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Shining Light: Words that Don’t Belong to Everyone

Monday, February 11th 2019   Astonishingly, a School Committee Member in our town is currently under hot scrutiny for having said the full N*word out loud in front of a group of students.  In the turmoil that has ensued, of … Continue reading

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