I haven’t read the book yet (it comes out today), but this is from Sunday’s NY Times Q & A with Debora Spar, President of Barnard and author of Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection: “….I raced home from work, I was putting dinner on the table, and I was racing outContinue reading “Slice of Life”
So yesterday I was at Elder Girleen’s second-grade classroom for the monthly birthday commemoration, which consisted of a cheer and a song for the three kids with January birthdays.* On the surface, that was all that was taking place. But because I just spent almost two weeks away from the usual routines of my life,**Continue reading “The Future”
Mildly (it’s to be hoped) entertaining anecdotes about squirrels and cupcakes set in playgrounds aside, I’ve spent a heck of a lot of time in City of Atlanta parks this summer, and being in such places has made me think. About what? Oh, among other things … littering; our tax dollars; how children socialize andContinue reading “In the Trenches”
Last night I sat and watched President Obama’s press conference — feeling such a moment of awe and pride during that measured second when he settled himself at the podium before he began: we did that, America, we did, for a moment we transcended who we usually are and became something so much larger —Continue reading “Not Women’s Work, not Men’s Work, just… Work”
Don’t forget to vote today.
…it’s not over yet. Jim Martin for Senate. Please — don’t forget to vote in the run-off on December 2nd. McCain, Palin and the rest of the gang will be down here in the next few weeks to shore up Chambliss’s campaign. Swinging by your polling place before or after work could makeContinue reading “If You Live in Georgia…”
I admit it, I had grand plans. In the final weeks before the election, when I’d developed a twitch in one eye due to obsessive Huffington Post reading (and from the anxiety those daily emails from the Obama campaign were causing), I was going to get out with a camera and document what I thinkContinue reading “Weather Report: November 9, 2008”
I admit it, I’m obsessed. About what, you ask? Uhhh…”The Great Schlep.” Uhhh…. “That One.” Uhhh… “Hockey Moms.” Since when did hockey moms become such a large block of the mommy population? I’m surprised that the Ultimate Mommy Stereotype has gone from “soccer mom” (minivan, suburbs, middle-class, what-have-you…) to “hockey mom” (uhhh, what attributesContinue reading “Snapshot from America”
So… now that serving as president of your child’s PTA is being touted as a excellent qualification for serving as Vice President of this country, it seems like as good a time as any to turn our attention to just that… the PTA. It’s not like I’m an expert or anything. Yeah, I’m a member ofContinue reading “Routes to Power”
Just another reason why politics belongs on a blog about motherhood. Here.