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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

The Deal

I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Just this morning, we were discussing the weird and offensive PR campaign for San Francisco's weird and offensive attempt to outlaw male circumcision. And now in this morning's paper in a related blurb, I find the world's most hilarious job title:
Jena Troutman, a lactation consultant and the mother of two boys, had been leading the charge to gather signatures to qualify a circumcision ban for Santa Monica's 2012 ballot. But she said she was scrapping her efforts because of intense media focus on the religious component of circumcision.
Lactation Consultant? Seriously? Does any woman on the face of the earth really need a consultant to help her along with what humans have been doing since...well, since before we were even human? What's next? Morning Post-Coffee Bowel Movement Advisor? Yawning Coach? Blinking Assistant?

Sheesh. I was going to write something about the whole circumsion thing, but now I'm not sure I can get back to that sane and rational happy place where I can avoid choking on my coffee in bemused and almost fearful dismay at the displays of 9 kinds of crazy that I'm seeing.