My Kid Just Had a 20 Minute Tantrum

My 4 year old had a 20 minute tantrum.Over candy corn.I shit you not.I told him and his twin that they can have some candy corn when we got home from preschool. As soon as we walk in they start throwing question after question at me at once:"Can I watch TV?""Can I have candy corn?""Why is your hair so frizzy?""Why didn't you find my toy and I want a cookie, and I want to watch tv.""What smells in here? Did you fart again?"(no)"Can I have candy corn NOW?"...more

A Boxer Learns To Be Real

On my last trip to New York City, I was fortunate enough to be in town for the 30th Anniversary of the House of Xtravaganza.  For those of you who don't know of this iconic entity, it is a huge drag "organization" that participates in "balls" where fabulous fem queens, transexuals, and butch queens walk the runway in an attempt to achieve "realness" in several categories which include, Trans Butch Amazon Warrior as well as Butch Queen Sex Siren.  The balls started out as a voguing contest in the 80's between different...more

Wonderful Wednesday - Wise Words From Another - Claude McKay

Wonderful Wednesday - it is wonderful to stand tall and proud in the face of unfair opposition....more

Fair Fight Guidelines

The Promise Land

I remember vividly the day Kelly had a difficult seizure episode.  I held her quietly in my lap until the tough moment passed.  She looked up into my face and said, “Mommy, I don’t want to have seizures anymore!”  My heart broke.  I went to the Lord challenging His perfect love, insisting He heal my daughter.  In desperation, I hurled His word at Him accusing Him of making it too tough for my little girl.  In a quiet, calming voice I felt the Lord say, “Only I know the future.”    Life lesson:  Struggles have great purpose...more

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There’s a Storm a Brewin’ in Minnesota: NOH8MN

Some say the Rapture came to Minnesota last weekend, bringing fear and hatred. In the waning hours of Saturday night, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill that places on the November 2012 ballot the question whether to amend the Minnesota Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. This bill was not passed without a somber, civil, sad fight. All of this happening just 20 minutes from our home, DH & I huddled around my computer listening and watching a live feed from the House Chamber floor....more

THE WAY WE FIGHT

Brothers and sisters squabble, cats and dogs gang up on each other, friends bicker and married couples quibble. Even the most stable, loving relationships are not excluded from the universal concept of disagreement....more

Naughty George keeps popping up on the Internet

What is it with Naughty George? The naughtier he is, the more of a fan club he seems to generate. He even features on other people's blogs, like this one I found yesterday; Naughty George popped up on someone else's blog. I can only conclude either that naughtiness is endearing, or that people revel in my pain. I am kinda hoping that it is the former of the two. ...more

Insurance and iPhones ....... It's a Weary Path

Sometimes I can be a bit clumsy. When I say a bit clumsy, that is probably a bit of an understatement thinking about it. Cast your mind back ten years, when there was mass hysteria about the millennium bug wreaking havoc on the world. It was predicted that computers would explode, aircraft would plummet to the ground, radio alarm clocks would start blinking, and the whole planet would be plunged into darkness because of power outages. Oh yeh, allegedly the 'bug' was going to result in dead people littering the streets. And if that wasn't enough, the pundits then said that mob looting would be commonplace, and therefore the remaining populace would be machine-gunned by trigger happy cops. Not in the UK of course, that would be uncivilised. Us mobbers would be truncheoned to death. ...more

Hi Amy,

Yes I must admit that I did feel like a bit of a crim. But their service was ...more