Ashleigh Burroughs

Doing Good

This, apparently, is My Plate. It's the newest incarnation of The Food Pyramid....more

Just a Little Teary - A Snippet

FlapJilly is being promoted. She's leaving the world of The Two's...more

A Misrepresentation of Fact

This is the only one I could find. Yesterday, I waxed eloquently about the items I retained from the kids' childhood. I said that I had kept Little Cuter's trolls ....more

"Do You Still Have My Trolls?"

After a tough morning at the pediatrician, replete with a flu shot that really hurt a lot, FlapJilly and Little Cuter plan to retire to the couch this evening. Apparently, trolls have made a comeback, on the big screen and in toy stores. They are streaming on home tv's nationwide, including that of my little girls.I missed this development entirely ....more


"I'm not ranting and raving... you're just dishonest people."There's a Russian intelligence ship 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut and the President's (fired) choice for Director of National Security lied to the FBI and nobody seems to be minding the store.Peter Alexander wondered what to do when the President, after reviling the media for presenting Fake News, presents as fact that which is demonstrably untrue. ...more

Deja Vu All Over Again

"What did the President know, and when did he know it?"I've been trying to hold it together, immersing myself in reading aloud to kindergarten kids, ...more

Valentines at Amphi Middle School

It started out neatly, on 4 cafeteria tabletops. That didn't last long. There was happiness ....more


The substitute teacher for the kindergarten class cancelled her scheduled appearance 15 minutes before the school's corridors opened for the morning. The substitute substitute could come right away, but she had to leave at 11. The students, all of whom showed up on time, had to be divided between the remaining teachers after lunch recess ....more

Abe Wasn't Born Yesterday

I first published this in 2011....more

And Now, A Break From Controversy

Big Cuter reports on the horizontal rain afflicting northern California.Little Cuter complains that this winter has been lame, as, snow-less and frigid, she watches the East Coast dig out.We are having unseasonably warm temperatures, here in the desert Southwest. ...more