What would happen if no men showed up for work today?

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Yesterday’s post got me thinking about what would happen if no men showed up to work today.  For certain, the trains would stop running.  But before we get into that, I want to tell you a bit about how I came to be – how I came to think the way I do. I credit my father, first … [Read more...]

There never was a patriarchy, and there isn't one now. In related news, Mr. JB can’t do shit without running it by me first.

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Following on the heels of the absolutely terrible article by Lindy West that all the injustice faced by men (past and present) is the result of the “patriarchy” and that only feminism can address these issues, I thought I would spend some time today looking at the idea of … [Read more...]

Meaning > Happiness

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I want to tell you a story about a brilliant young medical student who studied neurology and psychiatry. He was born in Vienna, Austria 1905 and corresponded with Sigmund Freud when he was just a boy. His name was Viktor Frankl.     In 1938, Viktor was working in … [Read more...]

Engagement rings. A word of caution.

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So, at the risk of sounding like a whiny, unappreciative bitch, let me preface this by saying that Mr. JB and I have talked about this often, and he understands how I feel.  Just so you know.   Two great friends of ours, GentleGiant (6’4 former varsity basketball player) … [Read more...]

You named your kid WHAT?!

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When I was pregnant with our first child, Mr. JB and I came to an agreement about how to name that child:  He would bestow the child’s family name, and I would choose the common names (he had veto power over something truly dreadful).  I find the idea of hyphenating or combining … [Read more...]