- North Carolina,
- Two children; ages 4 and 2.
I'm an RN and a graduate student. I knit, I spin and I dye wool yarn and fiber. When not wearing Dansko's or clogs, I'm in flip flops. I listen to everything from Jack Johnson, Jeff Buckley and Ben Harper to James Taylor, the Who and Queen.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Teaching my Young Sons about
December 10, 2009 01:27PM
- Trading Orgasms for Sanity
November 06, 2009 12:50PM
- Michael Moore's New Film:
Jesus and Socialism
October 03, 2009 12:54AM
- I'm Too Young To Become
Disenchanted. Re: Politics...
September 01, 2009 10:58AM
- The HIV Patient.
April 14, 2009 09:14PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I never said that there
are not bad people in the
course there are. I
December 10, 2009 08:40PM
- “I disagree that children
"need" black and white
December 10, 2009 05:31PM
- “My older son has asked
"What about shooting bad
guys?" I tell
December 10, 2009 03:01PM
- “The danger is in the
play, I believe. One child
what it feels like
December 10, 2009 03:00PM
- “As I stated: "I do
believe that eventually a
knowledge of the
December 10, 2009 02:15PM
Is there any justification for War?
I was a child during the Gulf War. I grew up in a town that was strikingly pro-military, not just because it was the "south", but also because of the large military base in the area. As a child, I was… Read full post »
I came by my recent diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder honestly. My mother suffered from it for years, but has been medication free for the past 10. From my own analysis, anxiety (or what I now know is OCD) is my coping mechanism of choice. Whenever there are significant changes in… Read full post »
Mark 10:17-2517As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
18And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good… Read full post »
Obama was "change I could believe in", but now what? I'm a young person. I've only voted in 2 presidential election cycles, actually, and I have only been a progressive for the past 4 years. There are reasons I became a progressive. Progressives are for people, not profits or corporations. Progressiv… Read full post »
HIV positive. The first HIV positive patient I am forced to touch. I walk in and grab gloves. Introductions. Tasks.
HIV positive. She bleeds and there is blood. Gloves on my hands, blood on my gloves. HIV in her blood on the gloves on my hands.
Nevertheless, a conversation. She is… Read full post »
I have a confession to make. I had pre-marital sex. Oh the horror! No, really, my mom still doesn't know about it and we sort of dance around the issue. We play this little game. It's sort of comical. Let me give you an example. This is the round-about dialogue that… Read full post »
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may… Read full post »
In high school, they were perky, round and practically gravity-defying. After two pregnancies and subsequent breastfeeding, they are somewhat droopy. Breasts. My husband seems hypnotized by them. I do not think they are anything special. In fact, they are quite frightening.
Breast Cancer is everywher… Read full post »
My parents were a bad match from Day One. Honestly, I have no idea what they ever had in common. The fighting began in ernest after my brother was born. My father was never home- Never. My mother screamed, and screamed, and screamed. My mom would stand in front of the… Read full post »
This is all Palindrome's fault. I'm addicted to "Big Love" on HBO. I never imaged this would happen. It's not like I planned it. I had been avoiding the show for years based on my distaste for polygamy. My primary (and only) argument against polygamy is that it allows the man… Read full post »
Waiting to hear from a job interview. Deep inside the recesses
of my brain:
Really if we got the job, it would be great. But, it would also be not so great. For one, you'd have to move. You hate moving. The packing, the boxes, the fighting over which stuff you can… Read full post »
I'm going to get screened. I'm on a plane for a screening to donate my eggs. How do you tell that to the twentysomething guy next to you on the plane wondering where you're headed and why? They'll take lots of blood and do a vaginal ultrasound and exam. They'll set… Read full post »
A case in Nebraska recently has piqued my interests. Apparently a 21 year old woman became pregnant and sought to have the baby placed for adoption by a private agency. She required that the adoptive parents not be pregnant and not have any bio… Read full post »
I came in the door having just gotten off of the bus. Mom was sitting on the couch in the exact same place as she had been when I had left. In fact, she was also wearing the same pale yellow sweat pants and she was staring at the same wall.… Read full post »
A little frightening, eh? This is my oldest child, Noah's, lovey. Baby dolls came into my sons life before the birth of our youngest child. I decided my 10 month old son needed a babydoll to maybe help ease the transition of a new… Read full post »
There are dead people on my I-Tunes. They made good music, but now they are dead. Oh well. Just my luck anyway. Figures.
I didn't grow up listening to awesome music (well, with the exception of Bruce Springsteen- Dad's secre… Read full post »
I may never fly over the enemy, But I'm in the Lord's army."
I can't remember a time when I did not know the lyrics to the song above. There were even… Read full post »
1) I am not very old. I am 24. This must make me one of the youngest people on OS, although I haven't checked up on this.
2) My favorite drink is a mimosa.
3) I voted for George W. Bush in 2004. (I KNOW! I KNOW! I figured so… Read full post »
There are 10 vaccines that are on the American Academy of Pediatrics vaccine schedule for children under 5 years old. Those vaccines are:
Hep B, HIB, Pc (Prevnar), DTaP, Rotavirus, Polio, MMR, Chickenpox, Hep A, Flu
This is our schedule: HIB, DTaP, Polio, MMR, Flu (w/o thimerosal). Hep B @ 10-1… Read full post »
The harsh realities of being a preschooler. After picking out all of the marshmellows in the Lucky Charms, he now proceeds to tell me that the rest of his cereal is yucky and that he "WANTS MORE MARSHMELLOWS NOW!" Of course, you can't get more marshmellows until you eat the rest… Read full post »