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All that and everything

The insurance that I have for the three of us has been sending a letter in the mail for the last few months reminding me that I need to take Leta in to see her pediatrician for her yearly well child visit. And I have…

October 19, 2017

Things Eun-Seo Finds Interesting, Installment Two

“So I’ve been looking for a large backpack that’s big enough to fit all of my school stuffs, as well as my laptop and a two-liter jug of orange juice.” Wait. What about the caffeinated beverages? Did you give up the gateway drug? First Diet…

October 16, 2017

Peace of mind at home and on the road

This post was sponsored by Ortho Home Defense but all opinions are my own. …… A few days after I returned from Paris, my neighbor knocked on my door with one hand while gripping at his hair on top of his head with the other….

October 9, 2017

Books People Send Me, Installment Six

A couple of years ago my friend Lisa Congdon (you may be familiar with her massive body of work) asked if I would submit an essay to a book she wanted to publish about women who find getting older a gratifying experience, not something to…

October 4, 2017

Tis the season I become obsessed with weather apps

This isn’t another post about farming or agriculture, and I don’t think this will elicit as much hate mail as I got for wanting to get pigs out of confinement. But who knows. I have a knack for pissing people right the fuck off including…

September 27, 2017

“Just like the caribou require the wolf”

Yesterday I began telling you the story of John Arbuckle, a 9th generation farmer who runs a farm with his wife in Missouri—he and his network of pasture-raised famers only produce sausage for ButcherBox at this point—and the response has been phenomenal. I will admit…

September 21, 2017

Has this former vegan lost her mind?

Back at the beginning of June I “came clean” and admitted that I have added meat back into my diet. Not a lot of meat, but enough to overcome some vitamin deficiencies and crippling depression that stemmed from a state of hunger I’m not even…

September 20, 2017

Another delivery from my sister wife who knows how to shop

Last week the FabFitFun Fall subscription box arrived and when I opened it I thought I was playing a game of How Many Clowns Can You Fit Into A Volkswagen Beetle. It was like I was pulling rabbit after rabbit after rabbit out of a…

September 18, 2017

Is it still called mommy blogging if the kid isn’t a baby?

I am about to attempt a blog post on a mommy blog about a middle school-aged kid without embarrassing that middle school-aged kid, so here is where you need to remind me to stop before I get to the part about the hemorrhoid cream. Wait….

September 12, 2017

Hurricane Harvey relief with a bonus photo of my father

School and piano lessons and third grade vocabulary tests are in full swing over here, and when you couple all that with several personal, gut-wrenching circumstances that I won’t go into on this website blog thing you get that awful woman on the Internet playing…

September 8, 2017