Genie is Free

What a sad day. I grew up with Robin Williams. Mork and Mindy was one of our favorite shows. We looked forward to it because we knew we would belly laugh at least once... "Nan Nu Nan Nu!"To imagine now that this man, who was so extremely talented, could have been so troubled as to kill himself is heartbreaking. So many are touched by this tragic news. My daughter is in Disney World as we speak and her reaction was classic."Mom, it is so sad to have the Genie die while you're at Disney."...more

A Club I Don't Want to Join

For all of those folks who love Mickey and all his friends, this post, which is a bit of an anti-Disney rant, is not for you. I don't deny that Disney and its products have brought many people, my kid included, a great deal of joy over the years. But I also can't deny how the influence of the company, especially from a marketing standpoint, is becoming more and more of an overwhelming presence in my child's life. And frankly, I'm sick of it. We seem to have escaped the Disney Princess syndrome, at least....more

My Second NaBloPoMo Post

I decided to take on the NaBloPoMo Challenge, even though I totally missed the sign-ups.  So, I am almost 24 hours into it and have written two posts and linked all the November ones I have so far.  Since I am proud of myself for getting a post up just after midnight (I am a major night owl), I thought I would post it here too.  Three Wishes   It's not technically 11/11/11 yet, but by the time I have finished this post...more