We'll be back...

...to our regularly scheduled programming soon. Just trying to get life back on track (nothing exciting is happening... unless, of course, you consider a sinus/flu/cold thing in the midst of the holidays exciting). So until then, a few very important announcements: 1. A must read article: Black Kids in White Houses. Thought provoking and insightful.

2. Another interesting article: The Lie We Love.

3. And, please, Save Handmade Toys! The CPSC passed the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act, which will basically make all handmade children's toys (and clothing, hair accessories, and shoes) ILLEGAL. This will effect the small toy manufacturers, independent artisans, and crafters. Please help save this cottage industry!! It took me five minutes to follow that link, click on the sample letter, find my representative and send it off (via the web). All that in a Dayquil-induced state. And so worth it. Then I signed the petition. Easy-peasy! (Huge thanks to Kerry who alerted me to this!)