Army Nurse

Posted on September 14, 2012 by

My daughter Amirah just wrote her first real story. She’s twelve, so it is what it is, but I did ask her if I could share it on the blog. Very proud of her! Army Nurse By: Amirah Sheehan-Miles !! (:          It was a nice, breezy morning one summer, 7-13-1932, to be exact, when, Read More

They all met in a cliché

Posted on May 31, 2012 by

It’s difficult to describe just how proud I am of my kid for finishing his first novel. It’s off to be professionally edited soon. Short blog entry today, because I want to send you over to Khalil’s interbloggy thing to read his sample chapter. If you’ve ever been into roleplaying, satire, Lord of the Rings, Read More

Amirah with a broken finger

My last post, about racism and confronting it within ourselves, generated a lot of argument here on the blog as well as amongst my Facebook friends. This one is not so heavy. I want to write about some of the awesome and amazing things I’ve learned from my two little monsters. So here goes:, Read More

Khalil and Amirah

Race in America. Black and white. Christians and Muslims. Gays and straights. Rich and poor. We live in a society where we draw dividing lines based on all manner of arbitrary classifications. For most average middle class whites, we probably don’t even think about it at all, until suddenly something hits us in the, Read More

Brief break

Posted on May 11, 2012 by

Taking a couple days off from blogging! I’ll be back. In the meantime, here’s one of my great and awesome kids, Amirah! She just got level 1 awards for solos in band tonight. Very proud (you can see she is too). I love my kids!

The kids and the chickens

So last night I had a long talk with the kids about important things. To be specific, about identifying what are the most frequent causes of fights in our house, which are sometimes too stressful and upsetting for all of us. Basically it comes down to two things: homework, and chores. When I was, Read More