All Blog Posts Tagged 'Family' (368)

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 12)

Who says turnabout isn't fair play?

Added by Kage Alan on March 25, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Earning An Honorable New Title

Little Brother Eddie flew in this past weekend for reasons I cannot divulge, except to say it had something to do with the upcoming book. In any case, he had one request: “I want to go to Frankenmuth.” I asked why. “I want to go get noodles from the restaurant we ate at last time, and I want to stop off at the outlet mall.” I asked why. “Because I like the noodles.” I didn’t mean that part of the reason. “Oh, I want to shop for some clothes for my niece and nephew.”

LB’s niece is…


Added by Kage Alan on March 20, 2017 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 11)

When in doubt, know that she's not-so-secretly plotting.

Added by Kage Alan on March 18, 2017 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

A lesson about establishing closeness and a subsequent story

When my oldest nephew was two, a couple of years before J was born, my wife and I went on vacation with her parents, her sister and husband, and my nephew. We rented a house at the beach in North Carolina for a week. I was not yet a parent but was anxious to become one and I had always liked kids, so I spent a lot of time that week playing with my very cute nephew.

I think my sister in law was pregnant with her second son on that vacation. Once I had two nephews, I saw the boys on… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on March 11, 2017 at 8:00am — 33 Comments


"My marriage?  It's working like fine-tuned machine", Melania stalwartly answered when asked last month getting her roots…


Added by marilyn sands on March 10, 2017 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 9)

Duck! It's duck sauce, folks!

Added by Kage Alan on March 4, 2017 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Raising A Brown Boy In Today's America

This is the video to watch if you watch nothing this turbulent time.

Her link -

Added by MV Neland on March 2, 2017 at 10:30pm — 12 Comments

"BATHROOM HUMOR is a Gassssss or Not A Pot to Piss In"!

What's the big deal…


Added by marilyn sands on March 2, 2017 at 9:34am — 16 Comments

I Might As Well Be In Uzbekistan

I was looking out of the kitchen window this morning as I washed a couple of glasses reflecting on how different the process is in one’s home as compared to a restaurant or bar, wondering how the neighbors wash their glasses.

We live at the end of a short street and after eight years are not friends with any of the neighbors by mutual agreement.  With the possible exception of the Hispanic family at the other end who might have voted Democrat, I’m sure the rest of the street voted…


Added by Rodney Roe on February 26, 2017 at 3:45pm — 11 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 8)

Turnabout is fair play!

Added by Kage Alan on February 25, 2017 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Lost in the Homeland

Sebastian Junger recently wrote a book, Tribe-On Homecoming and Belonging.  It has been reviewed by the New York Times, and a very brief synopsis is this; veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have had a difficult time reentering American society.  Why?  Why do half…


Added by Rodney Roe on February 21, 2017 at 3:30am — 10 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 7)

She actually asked the burning question!!!

Added by Kage Alan on February 18, 2017 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 6)

She can run, but she can't hide...from Wikipedia! 

Added by Kage Alan on February 11, 2017 at 8:30am — 6 Comments


by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.

Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on February 8, 2017 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Texts With Grandmonster (Part 5)

I may have gotten the last laugh in today.

Added by Kage Alan on February 4, 2017 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Chinese New Year in Hong Kong After 5 Years

“Don’t go,” Little Brother warned me. “She wants to eat you. Or they’ll find your body floating in the bay.”

The Grandmonster had invited me to Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year this year, and while I’m sure she’d very much enjoy watching the Police finding my body in the bay on the evening news, there was something else afoot. My little brother was immediately concerned, but mostly because I haven’t updated my Trust yet to include giving him all my airline miles in case of my…


Added by Kage Alan on February 3, 2017 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

This Just In: Good News from Chicago

Muslim and Jewish children at protest wins hearts: A Muslim and a Jewish father had never met before bringing their children to O'Hare International Airport Monday to join in a protest of President Donald Trump's immigration ban. But after a photograph showing their son and daughter interacting went viral, they decided to bring their families…


Added by JMac1949 Today on January 31, 2017 at 4:30pm — 14 Comments


Narcissi...oh, heck - you know who it is!…


Added by marilyn sands on January 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

Italians need to speak up against the anti-immigrant madness

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

I’m tired of Italians in this country who either support the anti-immigrant/anti-refugee policies of the new ultra right wing administration in Washington, or who remain silent and don’t raise their voices in support of the immigrants being targeted.

Don’t these Italians remember or even know about their own family’s history in this country?

If you’re Italian and think that certain people, like Muslims or Syrian refugees, should be registered or…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on January 28, 2017 at 3:06pm — 7 Comments

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