Category Archives: Life

Attention Deficit Hysteria Disorder

The hysteria over ADHD meds continues. I was joking before about stockpiling my meds, but as the drumbeat against ADD/ADHD meds continues, I’m beginning to wonder if maybe it would be a good idea to do just that. Not because … Continue reading

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Introverts of the World Unite?

Introverts forming a movement? As a self-professed introvert myself, that sounds kind of funny. It wouldn’t be a terribly noisy movement, that’s for sure. I picture of big group of people (assuming you could even get a significant number of … Continue reading

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WoW Me Again.

Birthday no. 37 is apparently all about play. After months away from World of Warcraft, I fired up my account again and have been playing for the last couple of days. (I realized I could just unsubscribe if I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Bertucci’s Bombs

Pardon me, but I vent for a minute or two. I should have known better, really. Dining while vegetarian is enough of a challenge, even now when most restaurants have two or three vegetarian items on the menu. But dieting … Continue reading

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Sidebar Additions

Just a housekeeping note. I’ve added a couple of things to the left sidebar. There’s now a PayPal button at tge top, just in case anyone wants to drop something in the tip jar. Whatever goes in there will go … Continue reading

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Masulinity as Memoir

Rachel has recommended a few times that I read Michael Kimmel’s essay “Masculinity as Homophobia,” and was kind a while back enough to send me a link to a copy of it after my own searches yielded little more than … Continue reading

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T Minus Ten (And Counting?)

I have a secret; one that I’ve only shared with a handful of people. In fact, I wrote this post at the beginning of the year, and saved it as an incentive. As the clock ticked down on 2005, I … Continue reading

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Where the Children Play

I know we’ve come a long way,We’re changing day to day,But tell me, where do the children play? Cat Stevens One of the things I really enjoy about being  a parent is watching Parker play, and how his play has … Continue reading

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Return of the NaNo Novel

I realized a couple of days ago that I had an anniversary of sorts coming up. Tomorrow will be one month since I finished my novel for NaNoWriMo. That’s when I actually finished the story, as opposed to when I … Continue reading

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I’ll be missing in action most of the day. Daycare is open, and the hubby and I are taking the day off for a day-long date, which includes a matinee of Brokeback Mountain. A review will almost certainly follow. Update: … Continue reading

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Festivus AofG

I hope it’s not too late to get in on the annual Festivus Airing of Grievances. Because I have one that’s been stewing since the eve of the holiday. Mark has a good list going, so I thought I’d chime … Continue reading

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Parker’s Present

Parker’s Present Originally uploaded by TerranceDC. Well, actually his other presents are inside this one. But Thomas the Train is his favorite, so now can actually play inside Thomas. We’re doing gifts on the 24th, because we’re spending the 24th … Continue reading

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Feeling Icky

I’ll probably be MIA today, except for the occasional aside or two. Something I ate has been disagreeing with me rather vehemently since last night and on into this morning. There’s stuff I wanna blog, but alas, the spirit is … Continue reading

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Teddy Bear

Sometimes I think being a dad is the only thing that keeps me from slipping into absolute and unremitting cynicism and pessimism. That’s because it continuously supplies me with moments of simple wonder, on average of about half a dozen … Continue reading

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Podcasting with Instapundit & Amy Sullivan

Blogging has brought about all sorts of unexpected events in my life in the last couple of years. Most recently, on a project at work, I had the opportunity to record a podcast with Amy Sullivan (of Washington Monthly) and … Continue reading

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