Your Husband’s Character

What resources did a homemaker have at her disposal in the 1930s and 40s before the Internet could provide endless collections of helpful hints and life hacks? How was she to know that if she failed to clean the rubber… Read moreYour Husband’s Character

Morning Journal Entry from Remote Office aka Coffee Shop

8:45 AM: Approach counter at local café and order a large tea to nurse for the next two hours while working at said café. Barista tells me they are out of my green tea but would I like to drink… Read moreMorning Journal Entry from Remote Office aka Coffee Shop

The Degenerate and Degenerative Sport of American Football

Last Sunday night, the Pandora Chanukah channel blared festive tunes into the living room as the Chanukah candles burned bright and wrapping paper lay crumpled in a bag after revealing the evening’s bounty. And I sat alone writing a post… Read moreThe Degenerate and Degenerative Sport of American Football

Staceyann Chin’s MotherStruck! Strikes All the Chords

Traveling over every inch of stage and weaving in between aisles and making eye contact with audience members, Staceyann Chin will take you with her on a journey from menarche to motherhood in her autobiographical show MotherStruck! at The Lynn Redgrave Theater. You’ll bear… Read moreStaceyann Chin’s MotherStruck! Strikes All the Chords

Baring All to a Bosom Buddy

I’m not gonna lie. I love a good tan. I will also confess to incorporating the act of tanning into my day. As soon as the weather turns and I can be outside in the sun, I make a point… Read moreBaring All to a Bosom Buddy

The Sadism of School Supply Lists

My school supply for two children list reads longer than a 2 week vacation packing list for a family of four during which time they will be traveling to the mountains and the beach and at some point will have… Read moreThe Sadism of School Supply Lists

If Only Rachel Dolezal Recognized the Power of Allies

“At least she isn’t queer!” we agreed all too quickly, inviting the gods, goddesses, and gender non-conforming deities to descend upon us and smite us with the Rachel Dolezal’s crazy when she came out as bisexual. Hashtag RayCray. Wait, is… Read moreIf Only Rachel Dolezal Recognized the Power of Allies

Coming Out as Myself, Deborah Never Deb

I find myself coming out all the time. Just when I thought there was no one left, there they are. A parent at the bus stop. A new neighbor. A parent of my kid’s friend. A member of whatever organization… Read moreComing Out as Myself, Deborah Never Deb

Slight of Hand

Have you seen my 11-year-old son? He’s about 4 foot, ten inches. Lanky. Spindly even. Kind of cute but not in a catalog kind of way, his face on the long side and his teeth in desperate need of braces,… Read moreSlight of Hand

Starbucks Oppresses Jewish Teabaggers

I learned how to be a Jewish Teabagger from my mother who learned from her mother who undoubtedly learned from her mother before that. I come from a long line of Jewish Teabaggers. The first time I witnessed Jewish Teabagging… Read moreStarbucks Oppresses Jewish Teabaggers