It is once again time for my annual recitation of the love I feel for the season! The Magic of Winter Evil, heavy, wet, and cold they sit upon the ground. They clog the air in scads untold and muffle every sound. A snowflake is a pretty thing its facets sparkling bright, But in its […]
Welp, we at the Hartley house had a hell of a weekend. Three days of hard labor, topped off with a little terror and a trip to the hospital. After 2.5 years of having a child in the house, our “stuff” has exceeded our capacity. We can’t throw anything out, you see, because we’re going […]
I just need to put this out there, for what it’s worth. Our two-year-old went out for his first real trick-or-treating in our neighborhood this Halloween. He came back with a giant load of candy, a huge, exhausted smile, and an odd little plastic bag that held a couple of pieces of what as kids […]
This has been a hell of an election cycle, hasn’t it? We’ve got an outsider(read: utterly inexperienced and temperamentally unsuited), racist, sexist ‘conservative’ who loves the idea of building giant government programs and eliminating civil liberties, and a corporate-owned machine ‘liberal’ with a war-hawk record who loves the idea of building giant government programs and […]
Winning: Randomly whipping up a venison and swiss chard ragout with a mustard/turmeric wine base and serving it over a chicken and pumpkin seed faux risotto bodged out of minute rice and vinegar. Losing: Trying to convince your two year old to eat it!