serious tailgate party material
One believes a woman’s right to choose should be protected for future generations; one does not. That difference, given the likelihood of Supreme Court vacancies, weighs heavily on my decision.
One recognizes marriage equality as consistent with America’s march of freedom; one does not. I want our president to be on the right side of history.
One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet; one does not. I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics. — Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement of Obama (via davehyndman)
i am headed down to SoPo today
Ha! Yes, that’s how we feel in Sopo.
pulled this from @jerrycolonna this morning. hearing electricity is back on at 11pm on saturday. fingers crossed.
I’ll let the apostrophe slide, because this is good for these days.
Whose music has helped you over a breakup?
Definitely the ‘N Sync Christmas album [Home for Christmas]. I’m sure that’s helped everyone over a breakup at some point.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
I have no idea. Maybe “It’s a Small World” from the ride at Disneyland. It’s such a true statement.
b on livp ln
Once you start looking for a problem, someone’s going to find one, and attention deficit has become the go-to diagnosis, increasing by an average of 5.5 percent a year between 2003 and 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of 2010, according to the National Health Interview Survey, 8.4 percent, or 5.2 million children, between the ages of 3 and 17 had been given diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. —
Raising the Ritalin Generation (via The NY Times)
I’m 100% convinced had Ritalin been “in vogue” when I was a kid I would been asked to be put on it (I was pretty hyper active). Luckily I had smart, patient, caring parents. It’s so sad we as a society are in such a rush to medicate kids to be “normal”. My top parenting goal: Let Emma be Emma and develop at her own pace and own level, whatever that might be. She’ll figure it out.
“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”
- John Updike