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Post-A-Vistas #6: Vixen, the Little Minx

March 3rd, 2008

Post-A-Vista No. 6: Woooooooo-hooooooo It’s VIXEN!

Vixen, this is everyone. Everyone, this is the VIXEN! There! It’s done.
Now we all know each other.

So, Post-a-vistas!!!!!

If the system makes you want to “tweak,” then maybe you need tweaking!!!!!

Time will tell!!!!!

In the meantime, Vixen is extremely young and delectably pretty but is already a Wacky Grandma! How did she work that? She lives in Southern California!!! She has a big honey of a husband and loves to write. Also, they haven’t had a crisis yet today! (We hope.) So let’s hear what SHE has to say!!!!!

1. Describe your family: I have a strong and loving family. A regular family with quirks and flaws. My husband and I met in middle school and have been married for almost 26 years. I have five kids (three biological & two who found us), two adorable grandchildren (and another on the way).

2. Name one thing America is doing right for parents (I, personally, would find this question “challenging.” wm): This is a very challenging question. It depends on whether we are talking America/government or America/culturally. I guess I would say creating an environment where we, as parents, can question and decide for ourselves what is best for our children.

3. Name one thing America is not doing right for parents: I think there is an entire cross-section of parents living between poverty and middle class who are unable to access opportunities others may take for granted.

4. What’s one parenting issue that really “riles you up,” makes you ready to work for change: The state of our public education. The system is out of control and not functioning. Our kids suffer and America suffers because parents must spend valuable time fighting the system; time that would be better spent with the children and families.

5. Who’s gonna get your vote for President ’08 & why? (feel free to
ignore this question):
My daughter, Bear. She is attractive, witty, intelligent, down to earth, and very personable. She could probably save the world. She is a write-in, obviously.

6. Name one thing Post-a-Vistas could do to be a better place?: I think it’s pretty good just how it is.

7. What’s your fave thing about parenting? (And grandparenting?): Unconditional
love. Getting it and giving it.

8. Anything else you think we should know about you?: “Some people call me the space cowboy; Some call me the gangster of love; Some people call me Maurice…” OK, they don’t but they should!

Thanks for playing, Vixen!!! You are an excellent sport. Keep coming back, it works!


  1. No Nonsense girl says

    I stopped by to read the interview. :)

    March 3rd, 2008 | #

  2. melissa lion says

    I love what Vixen said about the people between poverty and middle class — the working poor. It’s amazing to me that America has the pishaw approach to people in need. We think that because a person is working hard, well, they’ll get ahead. Try working at Wal Mart full-time. Wait, you can’t because they don’t have full-time employment so you can’t get benefits, but wait, they’ll lock you inside and force you to work off the clock! I’ve heard people say time and time again that people ought to get other jobs if they don’t like the one they have, but in truth, with the plague that is big business, often times Wal Mart has driven out small business in small communities so now it’s the only game in town. Nickel and Dimed is a great book on the subject — totally depressing, but good. Can anyone tell that I taught a college class on this very thing? I was not a very objective professor. So sorry. Oh, and as a college professor, I was a member of the working poor, so college education doesn’t necessarily mean well paying job.

    March 4th, 2008 | #

  3. Mallory says

    I heart the Vixen! She is the coolest Gramma ever.

    March 5th, 2008 | #

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