The Time Traveller’s Guide for Parents #3: The 10 Items You Absolutely MUST Have for Your New Infant!
England, ca 1800 – 1900 This is such an exciting time to have a new baby! Advances in technology and manufacturing mean that many goods such as lace, textiles, and even embroidery that heretofore could only be produced by laborious handwork can now be made in impressive quantities and varieties by machines. What better way could there be to demonstrate your maternal devotion than in the sens... »
On Monday, E. and I went to a museum. The friends we were supposed to meet were running late, so we decided to go in and visit one of the exhibits while we were waiting. “What do you want to go and see?” I asked E. “The dinosaurs,” he answered. On the way up to find the dinosaurs, we passed the coral reef aquarium, filled with tropical fish. E. was entranced. “Let’s stop here for a minute,” he tol... »
The other day I decided to do my weekly grocery shopping at a nearby location of a DC area organic grocery chain called MOMs. Usually I shop at Trader Joes, but we were experiencing our annual post-apocalyptic snow event and MOMs is closer to home. Plus, if you’re looking for nut-free foods, MOMs is kinda the jackpot — sunbutter cups (almost like peanut butter cups if you’re good... »
I went to high school in a small town in the South which was dominated by a massive Baptist church. There was a Catholic church that was fairly moderate in size, and then a scattering of small churches of other denominations. The Baptist church was the center of the town’s social life. Their members owned all of the big businesses in town, including the movie theater. They dictated the books that ... »