Archive for October, 2007

Why Obey?

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Who went to war with Iraq? Rothbard quotes Parker Thomas Moon, a historian writing in the 30s, on the way that collective nouns like “nation” or “society” mislead us into thinking that these are actual entities who think and choose and act. When one uses the simple monosyllable “France” one thinks of France as a […]

Animal Fair

Friday, October 26th, 2007

One of Sam’s favorite activities is to flip the pages of her nursery rhyme book and sing along. In fact, if she’s ever at a loss for words, she’ll just start reciting “Mary had a little lamb,” or “Pop goes the weasel.” Incongruous, yes, although sometimes “that’s the way the money goes” is a great […]


Friday, October 26th, 2007

Coming up: a video series of Sammy singing. But first, here she is playing the harmonica on her birthday. She plays as well as I do!

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Sam and I spent the morning cleaning the house. Well, I cleaned, and Sam mostly created things for me to clean up, or tried to prevent me from cleaning, like when she grabbed an empty bucket from my hands and immediately filled it with toys and books. I felt like I was on one of […]

24 @ 24

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Sam and I just returned from her 24-month wellbaby visit with her pediatrician. The exciting news is that Sammy weighs 24 and 1/4 pounds and is 33 inches tall, which puts her in the 25th percentile for height and almost the 25th (22) percentile for weight. This is the highest she’s ever been on the […]

New Reading

Monday, October 8th, 2007

I have a stack of non-fiction books that I’ve been meaning to get to for some time. Most of my pure-pleasure reading is fiction, and I usually curl up with these just before bedtime. Today, however, during Sam’s nap, I finally started the next book on the queue: Murray Rothbard’s For a New Liberty. It’s […]

Near the top of my hate list

Friday, October 5th, 2007

The ice cream truck. The ice cream truck that loudly plays the same stupid jingle non-stop. The ice cream truck that rolls down our street EVERY AFTERNOON, year-round, 7 days a week. The ice cream truck that rouses my daughter prematurely from her only nap of the day.

Birthday Suit

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday to our beautiful daughter.