Category Archives: Pop Culture

Critical Whiteness

I haven’t feeling very bloggy lately, but a couple of issues have popped up as of late to jar me out of my writing slumber.  One of those issues is the concept of “whiteness.” I know what you’re thinking.  This … Continue reading

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The Annual SI Boobfest Comes to Bug’s Hometown: My Complicated Thoughts

The annual ickfest known as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has hit the stands, and imagine my surprise when I start seeing blog and web forum posts about the racism in these images:   I immediately recognized the background of … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Aging Hipster

Now that I’m 40 and a parent, and I have had too much time alone on the road lately to think about such things, I have come to the realization that I am the oxymoron known as an aging hipster. … Continue reading

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Dear white people– it is not my daughter’s job to educate you about race.

One day last summer Bug and I were at the local zoo, by the elephant exhibit, minding our own business, and looking at the elephants.  I heard someone loudly point Bug out to his son and say, “look– she’s from the same place as … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Ideas:
Daughters and fathers have been in the news recently. In his response to Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a “slut,” President Obama said that he wanted his own daughters to grow up “to be able to…

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On child abuse, cults of personality, and accountability

Even though I didn’t reference Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno and Penn State in the title, I’m sure it’s no shock what this blog post is about.  First, as to the child abuse.  Even a quick read of the grand jury … Continue reading

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Paterno, Penn State, and Sandusky

Eloquent post from my brother re Penn State.  I’ve got my own planned later today. Paterno, Penn State, and Sandusky.

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What a great weekend!

After so much chaos the last six weeks since kindergarten started, it was so nice to have a reasonably calm weekend.  Bug’s a little run down because of her fall allergies, so she (amazingly) consented to lying around all day … Continue reading

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Princess Mania at Disney World

Last week we finally took Bug to Disney World.  And oh, did she love the princesses!  Breakfast with princesses, dinners with princesses, pictures with princesses, and autographs from princesses!  It was a ton of fun, and I can believe I’m … Continue reading

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George Takei is da bomb!

I love this!

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