The Dangers of Idealism

It kind of annoys me – the way people use the words ‘idealism’ and ‘idealistic’ to denote a starry-eyed faith-filled approach to life. “Believe that the best is possible,” shriek the voices,  “be idealistic.” Yech. Blech. Mech. Saith the Young Curmudgeon. All “ism’s” are philosophies that place some unifying idea at the center of their…

The Pains and Pleasures of Motherhood

Ian brims with ideas of late. Recently during a particularly stressful few days I was having trouble lactating. Naturally the baby was crying more than usual, poor thing. As Ian and I discussed this he came up with a plan – start a website called GheeGhee dot com. (Ghee Ghee was Alexandra’s word for nursing…