Too Earnest

The sometimes serious, but generally frivolous, musings of a city girl now living in the woods.

Sigh; Preliminary Thoughts on Sandy Hook

Photo Credit: (AP Photo/David Goldman) I have recently been researching and writing about violence and how violence causes more violence and how trauma affects brain development, especially in young people … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Orlando, by Virginia Woolf

This month, the book club is reading Orlando, by Virginia Woolf.  Let me start by saying that Emily hates it.  She doesn’t usually hate books, especially when the author is … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

So Sayeth Neil DeGrasse Tyson

The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Election Reflections

It’s been almost three weeks since Barack Obama was re-elected and all four of the gay marriage propositions on state ballots went for the good guys.  A lot has already … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Words To Live By

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. -Isak Denisen

November 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Guilty Pleasures II

Hawaii Five-O, 2010 Version I am seriously embarrassed about this particular Guilty Pleasure.  It’s confusing how much I like this show.  I mean, first of all, it is a CBS … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Open Letter to Peter Lenkov

I wrote this on the CBS feedback page, because while I love–LOVE!–H50, I am feeling, suddenly, like they are gay-baiting a little, hopefully unintentionally. So I wrote this: Dear Peter … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · Leave a comment