What do you remember about the 70′s?

I said to her, “We’ll actually, I remember quite a lot”. While I only vaguely remember some important events, the gas crisis, the NYC blackout, and the hostage crisis. But most of my memories are things that matter to little kids, not adults. I remember preschool vividly. I attended one of the first headstart programs in […]

Delving into the world of “web 2.0″

I’ll have to admit that I have been slow to adapt to “Web 2.0″ technologies. When I was in my early 20′s, the Internet was just starting to flourish. There were a lot of technologies out there that pushed and pulled information. Plus there were chat rooms, forums (which aren’t very different from blogs), bookmark […]

“Ain’t in awful the heat, ain’t it awful”

So goes the opening line of one of my favorite operattas, Street Scene by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. The temperature has been above 95 for three days straight and every one is talking about it, and sweating it. I’m not sweating it, literally, and that’s something pretty bizarre. For the past 5 years, the summer heat barely bothers me. […]

Long hiatus

I took a long hiatus from this blog before I ever really got it going. First, I designed 95% of the theme, and then didn’t finish. I had good intentions, but I got busy. Between work and home responsibilities, it can often be hard to find time or creative energy to do more than the […]

Amusement in small packages

Last night we took my daughter to Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. It is a small segment ajacent to Coney Island‘s more famous Astroland. But, it seems to have more rides oriented to small children so I thought this would be a better way to go. This is my daughter’s first real experience with a theme park. We’ve gone […]

Moo in a portable container

When doing a major shopping at our local BJ’s, I ran across a 18 pack of Horizon Organic Vanilla Milk, in 8 oz containers. I tasted vanilla milk once and thought it was very tasty. The packaging, essentially dry storage, in the convenient 8 oz. servings looked particularly appealing because any parent who has ever […]

The poor pay too many taxes…

A common refrain by anti-tax advocates, is that the rich pay too many taxes, and the poor not enough. Often they complain that if there weren’t so many social programs, our taxes would be much lower. Furthermore, there seems to be no connection, between their rhetoric about social programs, and the percentage that we actually […]

Everywhere, is your living room

So I’m riding on the train, oogling some lady’s adorable bull dog, when something catches my eye on the other end of the car. A man in his 30′s, takes off his t-shirt, reveals his never-been-revealed-to-the-sun chest and back, and proceeds to put on a different shirt, a button down shirt. OK, maybe this man […]


Why does overtime always start after your shift? And not before it? My husband is currently working an 11am to 8pm shift. (more or less). His travel time is about 1.5 hours. Because he is the low man on the totem pole, he is subject to mandatory overtime. Great! More money for us. Not so […]

Disney Cinderella Table and Chair set

Yesterday, we bought my daughter a table with two chairs. She likes to do things with her hands, such as build with blocks, color with her crayons, ect. The added bonus, is that it contains a storage basket hidden underneath a panel on the table. She absolutely adores this feature. She will hide her crayons, […]