family, parenting

Invincible, Immortal

  I’ve been contemplating mortality recently. We’re all immortal. Until we aren’t. My husband and I have talked about immortality – it’s sort of inevitable, given that I write science fiction and fantasy, and those are common tropes in the fiction we read. I also read science papers that deal with combating aging – finding… Read More Invincible, Immortal

Curmudgeon's Corner, family, Instructional, parenting

Fisking 27 Ways to be a Modern Man

Written by Sanford Begley I’ve never fisked anything before, this much stupid annoyed me into doing it. For those of you who wish to see the original idiocy. No need really, I’ll be copying each point here before replying. His points will be in normal font, I’ll bold my replies. 1. When the modern man… Read More Fisking 27 Ways to be a Modern Man

childhood, motherhood, parenting, School

The Homeschooled Adult

  My mother and I have not always gotten along. But one thing I have always been grateful to her for was homeschooling me. In the last year or so, after I’d re-started college as what they euphemistically term a non-traditional student, I had a professor ask me, ‘are you an autodidact?’ Why yes, yes… Read More The Homeschooled Adult

Food, parenting

Sometimes it's not About the Food

Some days, it’s about the process. The First Reader and I had a very nice lunch-fest yesterday at Yung’s Café in Fairborn, our favorite Korean restaurant. I ordered the grilled croaker, which was a thing of beauty. Normally we chat while we are eating, but this was a remarkably silent meal for us, because I… Read More Sometimes it's not About the Food

Food, parenting

Sometimes it’s not About the Food

Some days, it’s about the process. The First Reader and I had a very nice lunch-fest yesterday at Yung’s Café in Fairborn, our favorite Korean restaurant. I ordered the grilled croaker, which was a thing of beauty. Normally we chat while we are eating, but this was a remarkably silent meal for us, because I… Read More Sometimes it’s not About the Food