Q#155: Is it time to re-assess teaching kids that they HAVE to share, especially siblings?

Okay, this is gonna require some explanation. And no, I haven't changed my last name to Scrooge for the hell of it. Bah, humbug, 2020! Anyway, I was looking at a lot of posts in Reddit and other places and noticed the surge of posts regarding "sharing" Christmas gifts. More specifically, parents insisting that something … Continue reading Q#155: Is it time to re-assess teaching kids that they HAVE to share, especially siblings?

Last week, this senator said what I’ve BEEN saying for over a freaking decade…

(photo credit: thenation.com) ...we're talking Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island). BTC just exposed the meaty part on his YouTube channel, though now I wanna watch the whole 28 mins from PBS Newshour I saw in my feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn4v1zq9cQc What he said in this clip is the thing that's always bugged me about the decades of … Continue reading Last week, this senator said what I’ve BEEN saying for over a freaking decade…

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Copy: 9780807000694 (image from bn.com) I had to read this book in college for my U.S. Social Movements class, and I remember enjoying the hell out of it for a class read. Stride Toward Freedom is the earliest autobiographical book by MLK Jr. It isn't entirely chronological, and does jump around a little bit … Continue reading Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Purity Myth, by Jessica Valenti

My Copy¬†9781580053143 Wow--this month I'm touching on all kinds of subjects and authors I'd never really read about. As far as I know, I'd never read any of Ms. Valenti's other books or her blog. On it's own merits, I'll say The Purity Myth is a rather tough read--emotionally. It's also not a book I … Continue reading The Purity Myth, by Jessica Valenti