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Watching the black dog tide.

Part of my personal struggle as both a human being and a parent is with depression. According to various internet sources that sound really convincing, the phrase “black dog” was first used by Winston Churchill to describe this cycle phenomena that strikes millions of the world’s population. I don’t like that metaphor so much, because … Continue reading

Confessions of a (slightly) sociopathic parent.

As we know, parenting is hard. Parenting a social child when you are not even mildly socially inclined…excruciating. I am not an actual diagnostically worthy sociopath, but if we look at the root of the word, I probably fit the bill. A little dictionary for your day. According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, the simple definition … Continue reading

Dear Parents, It’s not Miley’s fault.

I won’t dignify this with a picture; we all know what she looked like and if you don’t, you can find it on YouTube. Or Facebook. Or the news. Or anywhere people seem to be outraged over how Miley could have ruined herself for her hordes of idolaters. Let me put it succinctly: if you … Continue reading