February 14, 2017

Adele won a bunch of Grammy’s.  Beyonce only won 2.  Adele fans are happy.  Beyonce fans are pissed.  People are both praising Adele for her acceptance speech in which she said Beyonce should have won, and crucifying her for being a white artist who isn’t as cool as Be...

February 13, 2017

A strength and weakness of the progressive side is that we are great at policing ourselves.  We call each other out for inaccurate or non-inclusive language.  We check ourselves and each other for privileged views.  And we caution each other against being what we fight...

February 10, 2017

According to everything I’ve read, married people don’t have a lot of sex.  The classic story describes a couple falling in love who can’t keep their hands off of each other.  They have sex all the time, say 4-5 times a week.  Maybe more.  As they continue dating, this...

February 4, 2017

First, some context.  I spent over a week on this post, knowing it will rub some people the wrong way.  This is just the beginning of the discussion on education.

When our first kid started kindergarten in Pasadena, we were anxious.  Everyone in the SGV “knows” tha...

January 28, 2017

After a rough couple of years with health issues and life changes for most of us, the band started playing again at the end of 2016.  Since one of the founding members, Jenny San Angel, is taking a hiatus, we decided to use Dave's suggestion that we call ourselves, Qua...

January 28, 2017

In 1976, we lived in Pasadena in the Hastings Ranch neighborhood on a hill above the Eaton Canyon golf course.  I was six years old, and I remember climbing up and resting my chest on the counter to turn the dial on the kitchen radio to different music stations.  In my...

January 13, 2017

I sometimes look at my kids in complete awe and wonder.  Oh wait.  Not in that sugary sweet way parents are supposed to look and feel about their kids.  I mean, I am in awe at how weird my kids are and wonder if they are really my kids.  One kid refuses to eat most foo...

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