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Flame Bait

rants and controversial issues

Dignity vs. Utility

I’m as wowed by Susan Boyle as anyone, and I wish her continued success in the talent competition, but I’ve been bothered by thoughts similar to those that prompted Dennis Palumbo to ask, “What if Susan Boyle Couldn’t Sing?”

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Are You Freaking Kidding Me?!

I haven’t been able to force myself to watch the following video yet. I’m still stuck on the title and concept. Apparently, the blogger at Out-Numbered was asked to post a video from Momversation. The title of this meeting of the minds? Are You Stressed When Dad Watches the Kids?

Categories: Father's Shout, Flame Bait, Mother Fore | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments


Tonight a friend of mine informed me that mutual friends (he wisely chose to not name names) have been ragging on men staying home to take care of children. Apparently it’s not a manly thing to do (or something like that). I’m so mad right now I could spit nails. Rather than fly off the … Continue reading »

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Be Less Helpful

I thought about calling this post “The Abobination”. I had a doctor appointment today. I couldn’t get a sitter, so I took Red with me. Riding the bus on the way home, RedAlex caught a young fellow’s attention. He stopped watching (very loud) videos on his cell phone and talked to me and Red a … Continue reading »

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Keeping Peace While Keeping Clean

I stumbled across an interesting post the other day. Wife and mother Kate recently pondered the sharing of housekeeping duties between husbands and wives. I’m curious to hear others’ thoughts.   “I had an interesting conversation with a colleague once who claimed that the chores men typically do around the house are the ones they’re interested … Continue reading »

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