Date night conversation starters


Celebrations

I am aware that for every one of you who said “refreshing” on my last post, there were probably three or four who thought “alarming.” So thank you for being gentle. I’m not brewing up any more of it at the moment, and I wasn’t saying that doubt is a thing to be glorified or […]

February 14, 2017

A real life riddle


Life around home

We sat on the couch in the late winter, 7:45 am, the boys just out the door for school. Kelly was still sleeping upstairs. One twin sat on my husband’s lap, and the other hung out on the floor nearby. Ryan savored his coffee. I savored the precious moments of quiet, with Baby snuggled against […]

June 15, 2016

A slightly less ethical answer


Brain things

(Is it alright to do something your husband would not strictly approve of if he won’t find out?) I don’t know if it’s alright or not; I just know what I do. Practically speaking, I vote yes—in the stealthy disposal of items that have outlived their usefulness. If I asked him, he would say “I […]

May 20, 2016

An ethical question


Brain things

Is it alright to do something your husband would not strictly approve of if he won’t find out? I can see the shock on your faces, and it’s making me giggle. Yes? No? Sometimes? Of course? Only if…? Just relax now. And vote. And explain yourself tomorrow, like me.

May 19, 2016

Cheap shrimp


Brain things

Confession: I watched a startling video today and I’m not sure what to think about it. After a six-month study by The Guardian, the video was released to reveal the fact that cheap prawns (shrimp to Americans) come at a high price: human trafficking and slavery. Burmese immigrants pay brokers to bring them into Thailand […]

June 11, 2014