And then she rode off into the sunset

Dear sweet readers, I am taking July off. (As one does after attending a conference on blogging, getting wildly inspired and then posting a mad flurry of posts for days on end.) I may post a picture here and there, and I’ll probably be working on some backend and design stuff for the web site. But I’m going to try to give my bowl of words some time to replenish itself.

It won’t be entirely dead air here, though. I’ve lined up a few lovely guest writers who are going to share some memories of summers past with you, and we’ll also be revisiting some “classic” Butterscotch Sundae posts. I hope you enjoy them, and I’d really appreciate it if you show the guest writers some comment love.

I hope your July is a delight!

Perry Mason explains the Supreme Court’s health care decision

I don’t generally talk about politics here, but I wanted to understand the ACA decision a little better. So I asked my brother the lawyer to explain it to me. Here’s what he had to say. -N

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, has passed the scrutiny of the United States Supreme Court. In this post, I’m going to try to explain why and how. And I’m going to try to do it using language that people who didn’t go to Harvard or Yale can actually understand.

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Notes from “Blog Design: You Can Make It Beautiful”

I took roughly 10 million pages of notes during the Blog Design session at the Type-A Parent Conference last weekend. That was partly because there were three presenters — Laurie Smithwick, Brittany Vanderlinden and Melissa Culbertson — and partly because there was a ton of great information presented.

I changed the look here a little bit not too long ago, but I’m not crazy about the changes I made. So I’ve been thinking about changing things up again, and Laurie, Brittany and Melissa left me with a lot to think about to that end.

As with the Facebook Page post, these are my mostly unedited notes. Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll try to clarify!
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