Where is the justice in giving the dour, petulant Yankees another playoff run? Thankfully, and predictably, the Red Sox kicked them swiftly to the curb. And while the Red Sox are more energetic and entertaining than the Yankees–who isn’t, honestly–there’s a team out there that overflows with youthful exuberance, talent, and something that the world could use more of: joy.
This week in miscellanea: raising boys; talking about miscarriage; the Mother Tree; challenging gender norms through art; and American residential schools.
I am far from alone in my lack of knowledge about menopause, which is why Dr. Gunter wrote this book. Her message is clear: women have not been given adequate information about the changes wrought by “the change.” By providing vital facts about how menopause affects the body, she is helping women advocate for their own health and take steps to improve it, no matter which stage of life they are in.
Some people are so very extra in their presentations on social media that I can see how they would annoy others, prickly from what already seems like an eternity of self-isolation and social distancing. But as someone who has been baking bread for years–French, rye, bagels, ciabatta, and, yes, sourdough–I say cut the newbies some slack. There are all kinds of reasons a person might try baking bread, or anything else, when forced into isolation and discouraged from making regular trips to the grocery store.
Since even the most ardent social isolators have to go out for food eventually, it behooves us all to follow a few basic rules when shopping: wait your turn, be mindful of others, and use your words.
This is not summer vacation, which we are all mentally prepared for. This is a sudden interruption of the school year, with no end in sight. This is kids being home all day, every day, unable to be dropped off at a friend’s for a playdate or at the local cinema for a movie. There is no sandlot baseball or pickup basketball. There are just four walls enclosing all of us, all day and all night. And some of our kids would be bouncing off of those walls if it weren’t for the blessing of worksheets, either hard copy or online.
I wanted to present a stay-at-home parent’s skills in the same way any job applicant would, with titles and a list of responsibilities. I tried to have a little fun with this, but I am totally serious about changing people’s perspectives on the work stay-at-home parents do. We are, in the parlance of today’s job ads, rock stars, and it’s high time we were seen that way.
If you are eating a burger made of vegetables and beans, shouldn’t it taste like vegetables and beans? Beef burgers may be the default in some cultures, but why do veggie burgers have to meet their standard for taste and texture? No one demands that a chicken burger taste like beef or a portobello mushroom burger resemble ground chuck, so why the urgency to transform a veggie burger into “meat”?
High school students across Ontario walked out of class Thursday and marched on Queen’s Park yesterday to protest changes to education policy announced recently by…
Fed up. It’s a feeling with which I am very familiar–witness a blog post I wrote last fall. When I stumbled across a book with…