And a Happy Birthday!

It’s June again, and that means birthdays at the BUMD house! There are more than I can count now; I can’t remember them all. There have been amazing things this month, anniversaries, graduations, and birthdays galore! Number One Son, who turns an unlikely 17 today – I think he’s as surprised as the rest of us – is hitting his stride. This was a quiet evening with a quiet cake; he cheerfully let us put 17 candles and one candle to grow by on the cake, and just as cheerfully blew them all out as we started singing.

The Perils of Panopticonalism, and Why I Don’t Have It

It should be noted that at 13 years old, the Reigning Queen of Pink does not so much question her sexuality as interrogate it. I wouldn’t put her past waterboarding.

A Definition of Friendship

“Is this what friendship is like? A loss of interest and enjoyment in the things that you used to enjoy, unless your friend is with you?”

Take Me Where?

“I can feel your heart beat faster… / Take me home tonight / I don’t want to let you go ’til we see the light / Take me home tonight…”

I’m not out of touch…

“Yes,” said I, “I know the song Radioactive.” It turns out that I’m 30 years out of sync.