EB White on the power and importance of libraries, 1971.
I wanted to name my baby Elwyn after E.B. White but got vetoed.
1. My baby has been really fussy lately. But
2. Les is home for the weekend so I will get some well-deserved mommy breaks.
3. Who needs the gym when you can empty all the diaper pails, take out all the trash, sweep half the house, and start a load of laundry in less than 30 minutes? I have more cleaning to do because
4. My mum is coming to town again on Monday. This means means free babysitting, lots of cooking, and a chance to
5. Get my Rapunzelesque hair cut off next week.
6. Next week I also have my six-week follow up which means I will be able to go back to the gym, put things in my vagina (yay penis and tampons), and start showing off my baby around town. I’m sure the baby will be happy about the last part because she’s probably just as stir crazy as I am.
I was up between 5 and 6:30 this morning feeding the baby and was shocked by how many people were already posting on social media. Then I remembered things like time zones, school, and jobs.
"Don’t let the worst people you know dictate your behavior."
"The disastrous 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United threw out campaign funding laws that limited what wealthy individuals and corporations could spend on elections. Since that ruling, campaign spending by Adelson, the Koch brothers and a handful of other billionaire families has fundamentally undermined American democracy. If present trends continue, elections will not be decided by one-person, one-vote, but by a small number of very wealthy families who spend huge amounts of money supporting right-wing candidates who protect their interests.
This process — a handful of the wealthiest people in our country controlling the political process — is called “oligarchy.”
The great political struggle we now face is whether the United States retains its democratic heritage or whether we move toward an oligarchic form of society where the real political power rests with a handful of billionaires, not ordinary Americans."