Star Wars, Background Sex, and Egg Salad

If you have ever seen the movie “Mystery Men,” you know as well as I do that you cannot leave that movie without wanting an egg salad sandwich. Why? Because in one scene, a character gratuitously makes egg salad while the team plans and discusses. There is no reason for them to make egg salad, […]

Who Should You Blame When Your DNA is Faulty?

It is not an easy thing, getting genetic testing done on your DNA. For one thing it is very expensive, and insurance companies don’t always like to pay for it. And by “very expensive” I mean “more than I have made in the past decade.” So you don’t want to just have it done without […]

Love and Marriage (and Sex)

Something has gone wrong with my awesome parenting. I think I have screwed up “the talk.” I have explained to my daughter how babies are made, and I think she understands the engineering part of it all, but somewhere along the line her glossary got a bit jumbled. I realized this a week or so ago, […]

The Song I Refused To Sing in Church

I sing a lot of things in church. I have sung hymns, anthems, spirituals, arias, and chants. I have also sung contemporary Christian songs and pop stuff right from the radio. I have sung “Some Nights” by Fun., and “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia. I have sung Owl City, Nico & Vinz, […]

Violence is Easy, Sex is Hard

In the years before I had children, and even for much of the past seven years of parenting, I have loudly and indignantly declared to anyone who would listen that I would much rather show my children sex than violence.  I pretentiously and self-righteously condemned our culture of guns and machismo, wondering at great volume […]

What if No Always Meant No, Right From Day One?

No means no, yes?  This is what we are attempting to impress upon our young men and women as they enter the world of adult relationships and interactions.  But no, in fact, doesn’t always mean no.  Sometimes no means yes, and this is the argument that many have used over the years to justify their […]

What Your Favorite Holiday Songs are REALLY About

Last week I went in to my son’s preschool classroom to sing for them.  Once they found out I was an opera singer it was all over.  They wanted me to come in and do some opera for the three and four year old set.  But I also wanted to sing with the kids, so they […]

My Sex Life

I am writing this to let you all know, in no uncertain terms, that I am not allowed to blog about my sex life.  Instead, I will tell you all about the lovely brunch I had yesterday.  What’s that?  You feel cheated?  Well, would you still feel cheated if I told you it was a […]