The Honking Goose

something to honk about

do I need to close the refrigerator door or can I leave it open sometimes?

I self-identify as an environmentalist. I started shopping at thrift stores and vintage stores when I was in high school. I gave roommates lectures about recycling. After my mom died, … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 42 Comments

box tops for education – I’m not buying it

My two boys go to the same elementary school. They are in 2nd and 4th grade. For the month of October, the school is doing a special drive to collect … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 42 Comments

you could be the nth person to like the Honking Goose on facebook

I’ve read the blogging advice out there that says you should establish social media pages that connect to and promote your blog site. So I made a Facebook page for … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 32 Comments

it’s hard to get respect: as a renter

In our eleven years of living together, my husband and I have always rented our homes. We’ve lived in a grand total of six different places together and had a … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 51 Comments

a stronger role model: Gwen Stefani

Hey gang, good morning. I’m wondering if everything I said yesterday about Miley Cyrus was completely absurd. I basically still agree with myself, but I reserve the right to change … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 25 Comments

a role model for girls: Ariana Grande vs. Miley Cyrus

Last night I was watching SNL. Not the current one, because I don’t have cable tv under this rock. The one from two weeks ago with Chris Pratt and musical … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 57 Comments

it’s getting hot in here, so take off all your photos

This morning I shared the obvious, that the internet is public. For this reason, several years ago I removed all photos of myself and my family from Facebook. Ideally, the … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 67 Comments

the internet is public

Hey, gang. So I was thinking, The internet is public. You’re smart. You know this. I do too. We all know it, but we don’t all remember. We don’t all … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 25 Comments

this is fucking awesome

If you are of modest income, as I am, I’m sure you have noticed that brand new Halloween costumes for kids are absolutely unaffordable. And if you can afford them, … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 40 Comments

my kid said that 2

My almost 8 year old son is learning to read. He is very smart, but he was slow to read. His reading skills have really taken off exponentially just in … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 21 Comments