i got a new camera

So I’ve been doing a lot of playing. When you have a decent camera, taking pictures is a lot more fun. I never would have guessed it.  Photography was never really my thing.  Good thing they make really good cameras that camera idiots can wield without too much havoc.  As a result, some pictures: Pickles’ […]

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collective living (and equality in relationships)

After writing about how much I hate doing the dishes and how the Beard and I have been splitting the housework and how gender equality can be hard to establish post-kid (and reading all of your very interesting comments), I realized how much there still was to say on the subject.  When it comes to […]

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cloth diapering for beginners (or what i am telling my pregnant friends this week)

My friends keep getting pregnant. (Congrats!  Welcome to the monkey house!) One of them has been asking me questions about cloth diapering, and as a (miraculously still) excited user of cloth diapers, I was all daaamn, I should write a blog post so that I can get all the basics out of the way, a […]

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the future is now: feminism and reproductive technology

At work, we get newspapers.  Every afternoon the latest lands in a neat little pile on the corner of my desk.  So sometimes, at work, I do something that I almost never do.  I read the news. This afternoon I came across an article about reproductive medicine.  About how we’ve reached a point where young […]

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and the world expands (wherein we get a bobike baby seat and ride off into the sunset)

May I present…direct from the land of milk and honey and one of my favorite people in the world…our new baby bike seat.  Squeal–It’s what I do in my head every time I think about this thing. And when Baby Pickles and I took our first ride on it, she did a lot of squealing […]

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beneath the willows beside the sea

We came out of our last lovely weekend in Holland with a video to share.  Finally.  We always talk about videos, but at the end of the day, we’d rather try to get the next song finished then run around with cameras. So behold:  Beneath the Willows, a new song that you’ve only heard if […]

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off grid kids: roald dahl on bauwagen life

When I started reading Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl for The Great Roald Dahl Re-Read I was excited.  I had never read it before.  Maybe it was going to be The Best Ever.  Well.  It wasn’t my all-time favorite story (it is mainly about stealing pheasants ala Fantastic Mr. Fox), but […]

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row row row your boat (summer babies)

My father calls summer the season of forgetting. He’s a teacher, so for him, it is the season of rest (or at least of work that he picks out himself).  In a way, it’s our season of forgetting too.  Forgetting about how much work it can be to chop wood and maintain the wood stove.  […]

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no borders but whiskey in holland

Nijmegen, the Hague, and Amsterdam. It was a lovely way to spend a long weekend. I never feel like going on actual vacations.  My bed, my porch, my yard—that is where the relaxing happens, and I don’t need to pack a bag or move or spend money to enjoy them. Traveling is about making music, […]

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the great roald dahl reread

I have been keeping a lot of my book geekness off of these pages because I’m planning something big with my college wingwoman.  (That’s right, there is going to be web awesomeness and I am saving writing for it and holy shit I can’t wait to say more but I should shut up right now […]

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