Oh, where to start…

So we all took a break from the blog to celebrate Thanksgiving (or basically wander off and do Other Stuff), and now we’re back. While we were apart, a recount in Wisconsin was started, and the Clinton campaign will participate.. Fidel Castro died. So did Mrs. Brady. And Det. Harris¬†(and thanks, Leftover, for the reminder). …

Two cars, 11 people, 2,925 miles. And we’re still talking.

When my son suggested we all take a road trip out to Iowa to attend my niece’s wedding, I thought he was crazy. He has seven kids. I like my quiet. Not everyone likes long car rides and I don’t like to be in close quarters with people who don’t. But flying all of us …

And — just like that — he’s 32

This little sandy-haired guy — father of seven, recent law school graduate, hard-headed son of a…oh, wait. Never mind that last part — is turning 32 today. He was a much-loved and much-wanted baby who taught me everything I needed to know about unconditional love. This photo was taken on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, at his …

A militia of toddlers

(Leftover keeps sending these great subject lines and links, and I steal ’em all): On Tuesday, the Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would allow children of all ages to have guns. Under parental supervision, of course. Said state Rep.¬†Kirsten Running-Marquardt, who opposes the bill: “…allows for one-year-olds, two-year-olds, three-year-olds, four-year-olds …