WordPress time travel. That’s what happened when I hit “publish” this morning and all of a sudden I see that my post appears to have been published two days ago which means it didn’t turn up in Reader in the present so I edited the time stamp on the thingy-widget-amacallit for the current time and that put the post in the Reader all right but then anyone who gets notices in their email (Hi Bill) was getting a “file not founded in common sense” message when they clicked the link because today’s past post was now in the present, you see, so I’m reblogging here for everyone that happened to.
For everyone else: Hi, how’s it going?
Abby and I were doing Science homework and had reproduction, in all its sexual and asexual glory, spread across the kitchen table. We had reached puberty. Abby’s assignment was to list the associated physical changes (for boys and for girls) and the psychological changes (for both hormone-addled sexes). Turning to her workbook, we found the answers on the before-and-after illustrations of males and females, tastefully drawn and quite accurate.
“That’s not pretty,” said Abby, looking at the page.
“Well,” I said, “that’s what we all look like.” More or less.
Abby began jotting down the physical changes of puberty. “Hairy chest,” she wrote.
“Well, no, not necessarily,” I said.
“There’s hair on the man in the picture,” she pointed out.
“Yes, but not every man has…
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