Archive for May 2011

Let's Re-Write History! Newspaper Deletes Clinton from Picture

Last week I wrote about the iconic photograph of our leaders in the situation room watching as Osama bin Laden was captured and killed A Mom in the War Room. My observations kicked up a bit of a stir. But nothing quite like this.CNN-Religious Paper Cuts Clinton from Photo  A Hasidic newspaper, Di Tzeitung, based... Read more »

The Mother's Day Road Not Taken

Happy Mother’s Day! What’s that you say? It was yesterday? Well, of course I know it was yesterday, but since you’re going to be such sticklers about it, Happy Belated Mother’s Day, then. (I work for an airline and you expect me to be on time?) A Carlton Card. Available at Target! Yesterday, acitymom decided... Read more »

A Mom in the War Room

By now just about everyone in America has seen this photo of our leaders in the White House Situation Room (more PC to call it “Situation Room” than “War Room” I suppose) watching the operation that got Osama bin Laden. While all of our leaders are expressing the appropriate amount of gravitas, the expression on... Read more »

What to do with your kids this summer? You're Hired!

Wondering what to do with your kids this summer? One of my friends has the perfect solution: put them to work for you! Her twin sons are just finishing their freshman year at college and her husband wrote them the following letter, which she posted on her Facebook page. I thought it was so funny,... Read more »

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: Kids and Politics

By Rick Kaempfer The subject of Osama Bin Laden’s death is one of those subjects you can’t and shouldn’t avoid discussing with your kids. This is just my opinion, but I’m a strong believer in telling them the facts, and doing it without adding your own personal political spin. There are actual facts here. Do... Read more »

Bin Laden is Dead: An Airline Pilot's Perspective

This morning I put the flag out. Osama Bin Laden is dead. Never in my life did I think I would celebrate someone’s death, but I am unapologetically happy he’s gone.  The events of 9/11 changed everyone’s life, and although no one I knew personally died, my airline brothers and sisters lost their lives. And... Read more »