Author: Rose Woodhouse

Elizabeth Picciuto was born and reared on Long Island, and, as was the custom for the time and place, got a PhD in philosophy. She freelances, mainly about disability, but once in a while about yeti. Mother to three children, one of whom is disabled, two of whom have brown eyes, three of whom are reasonable cute, you do not want to get her started talking about gardening.
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Wolf Hall, episode 2

Rose Woodhouse’s reflections on the second episode of Wolf Hall.

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Ending Words

I discuss why the “r-word” should no longer be used.

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Wolf Hall Episode 1

Reflections on the first episode of Wolf Hall, which aired Sunday on PBS.

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Is It Funny and/or Offensive?

In which I think about whether the once and future hosts of The Daily Show have gone too far, and whether my offendedness means they shouldn’t have their jobs.

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Sibling Love

On the inexplicable lastingness of sibling love.

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Blogging the Abbey, Episode 6

“Oh, darling, there are spoilers here! Do let’s read on; it will be such a laugh!” said the Vacuous Dancing Cousin.

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Blogging the Abbey: Episode Four

“Spoilers? What spoilers? There are no spoilers in this post,” said the lady’s maid, tenting her fingers and stifling cackles of glee.

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Don’t Reduce Melise Muñoz or Her Fetus to a Slogan

The Melise Muñoz case is not as simple as it appears, and it is not only religious nuts who might understand the hospital’s position. Here, a explanation of why the case is more complicated than some think.

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Blogging the Abbey Episode 2

Do we need to keep issuing Spoiler Alerts? Probably a good idea this week, all things considered.

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Thoughts on Double Down

I plowed through Double Down, which I recommend if you are one of the relative few who belong both to the set of people who like politics and the set of people who are not...

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How I’d Like You to Treat My Son

With apologies to those readers who know this all too well, one of my three sons, James, has a Ridiculously Rare Chromosomal disorder.

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Confederate Flags and Washington’s Football Team

So. Washington, D.C. has this football team. And it has a name. Some people want to change this team name, as it is flagrantly racist. I must say, seems rather reasonable to me. We...

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