Author Archives: hipstersmother

About hipstersmother

Writer, Teacher, Observer, Amateur Therapist, Killer of All Things Grown in Pots, Living Room Comedian

What’s New, Pussycat? Wo-oh-oh-oh-oh-OH-oh.

Of course we all feel essentially the same about Egypt’s Wonderful Revolution.  I’m sure no words of mine can express our joy better than can a static camera in Tahrir Square. However, completely coincidentally, I came across the following YouTube … Continue reading

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The Kid is All Right

Ginsberg is home from college and Darren and I are doing what we always do when she is around: wondering who the hell raised her. We are neurotic as all get-out with self-doubt levels hovering in the high 80s, and … Continue reading

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A Few Hundred Miles to Graceland

My friend Belle (fake Disney name) used to pretend her father was Elvis Presley.  I love that about her.  (I used to pretend I was a Kennedy.)  She’s our pretty friend, the one who admitted she would think twice before … Continue reading

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A Good Day to Teach

In the world of schools, right before a break, everyone becomes stressed out to the point of near insanity.  Students and teachers alike are heard laughing maniacally right before they break into sobs.  A sea of shoulders sag.  We put … Continue reading

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Watching “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia”

I tell stories about my family.  Dysfunctional, or perhaps Malfunctional would be a better word.  Sometimes I forget that I’m not exaggerating. The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is a documentary about a family named White, who, suffice … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Dinner Table

For years I have been hearing that healthy families, families with children who don’t become drug addicts or wastrels, eat dinner at the dinner table.  No watching TV, no failing to show up due to soccer commitments.  It is implied … Continue reading

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Watching the movie “Protagonist”

Just finished streaming a little-known movie called Protagonist. This documentary features four men who found meaning in extreme activities, then backed off after meeting their real selves coming around a corner.  A gay man who, raised a Christian, fought his … Continue reading

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