Archive for September, 2013

Enough is Enough

I actively avoid commercials. TV, radio, printed – any form.

MORE, MORE, MORE!! BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER!! GET IT NOW!! FEED ON THIS!!tv-commercials_gp_1461371

The blatant propaganda to manipulate the watcher’s sense of self when they show perfect people in perfect lives enjoying perfect products (because that’s all it takes to be happy!) is just more than I care to process.

My kids have always been banned from watching and listening to them. It’s as poisonous ...

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The Magic Crab

download (54)In our house, we have a magic crab.

And yes, of course it’s purple and glittery.

When my kids were little this crab was the epitome of the mysterious and the impossible…made possible. It was a physical manifestation of the power of the unknown.

We would sit across from each other, the crab between us. With whatever was handy – a towel, a shirt, a blanket – I’d ceremoniously cover the crab. Sometimes ...

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Lars and the Real Girl

download (50)Last night on tv I caught the second half of Lars and the Real Girl.

It was the first time I’d seen any of the film because it came out in “no-movie time” for me, which was pretty much from 2002-2010.

My husband and I are avid movie watchers and love the whole big-screen and popcorn experience, but during those eight years or so we had infants and toddlers, no entertainment budget, ...

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