Sports are Crazy

I was talking about how I notice a great deal of crazy-pants escalation and inequity in sports, so I’m going to illustrate this with our experiences with the girls’ sports: gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, & track. And this is way too long-winded, so I’ve tried to divide it up so you can skim to whatever seems … [Read more…]

College Admissions

Of course I’m thinking about the college admissions bribery scandal. I have two daughters, both great students and competitive athletes who are already thinking about college. M is a junior and she’s compiled a list of “maybe” colleges after our visits over the summer (remember them?), and J is only in eighth grade, but she’s … [Read more…]

Sweet Children

Yes, that’s right. These are my sweet children. The others. . . well, it depends on the day. Ruth and Dave are charming. Recently Ruth unearthed an old souvenir rabbit fur purse from somewhere, and she was so excited. She had stalked and conquered her prey, and she ran around the house proudly so we’d … [Read more…]