In Praise of the Dirty Weekend

In Praise of the Dirty Weekend

  I have been away from the blog for a bit, first taking care of some family stuff (teens live complicated, labor intensive lives) and then taking an anniversary trip. We’ve never had one of those before, and this was a pretty big occasion, so we saved up for something fancy.  Which is also something we haven’t really done before.  Our honeymoon wasn’t especially lavish, because we were broke students. That didn’t change until well after we had children. So

Tales of Sex and the Not-So-Single Girl

Tales of Sex and the Not-So-Single Girl

Stories about Sex My childhood was full of talk about sex. My mother, who had rebelled against the sexual silence of the 1950’s and ’60’s, kept few secrets. I heard lots of stories that, as a twelve-year-old, I really didn’t want to hear. Mostly about bad sex. These weren’t stories designed to frighten me. No one was trying to scare me into a “virtuous” life. These were just the stories of people who’s lives had been full of not-so-good and

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