This question's bugged me off and on for a while. Granted, nobody likes a Negative Nancy or a total a-hole all the time, and there are certainly times where certain things likely shouldn't be said, but I do question the whole "don't speak ill of the dead" thing. Though, thanks to social media and a … Continue reading Q #169: When is it actually “appropriate” to “speak ill of the dead”?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/style/childfree-women.html I am so glad I clicked on this article today, because I needed it. My dad's dead, so there's no pressure from him, and my mom's not talking to me, so no pressure there, either. But there are quite a few other ladies (and some guys) who've gotten a version of the lovely … Continue reading From NY Times: “Women who said ‘No’ to Motherhood”
As fun and accomplished as yesterday turned out to be, today, sadly, was not quite so accomplished. At least, not on paper... but emotionally it's been something else. All I managed to do yesterday, I think I'd be generous to say I'd gotten 1/4 of the same done today. I woke up an hour late … Continue reading Biting the bullet & making a tough choice that feels like lancing a boil… in the brain.
My Copy: 9780879755355 (image from bn.com) I'd been itching to read this 30 year old book since I first heard of James Randi, and watched some of his lectures from the past 10 years. I've always had this weird, bitter feeling when it comes to the subject of "faith healers." You might think this was … Continue reading The Faith Healers, by James Randi
We're in the middle of the holiday season and this is when the family drama most often gets going hard. I've also been listening to lots of stories online about tons of issues between friends, co-workers, family members... and--inevitably--someone's being asked to "be the bigger person." I think there are few phrases in the English … Continue reading Q #153: What’s your thought about “being the bigger person” in most situations?
photo credit: SeattleTimes.com (David Horsey, op ed 11-17-2020) I saw a few clips about this nurse's tweet. From South Dakota, Nurse Jodi Doering finally had to express herself on her night off. I don't have Twitter, but you can find her viral tweet without much difficulty, I assume. The gist of it is even while … Continue reading For those (like me) who assumed deniers that get COVID-19 will finally see the light… not so fast.
Pic from MAD Magazine (definitely fitting). If a human hand put this together, 2020 might just be a fusion disaster movie/ political (thriller?) screenplay that's been rejected 30 times for being too long, too outlandish, too boring, too stupid to exist. Something even Roland Emmerich or Michael Bay would roll their eyes and pass up … Continue reading 2020 Feels Like a Badly-Written Disaster/Political Thriller Movie
photo from IndiePulseMusic.com, original article I was amazed to find this article and click on the link within it to listen to the song. Wow. Thanks to COVID-19 and the protests and wildfires, hurricanes, etc., I think a lot of us have forgotten that there's still kids in cages on the border. It's been pushed … Continue reading From IndiePulse Music: “The Kids are Still in Cages” by Nancy Sanchez. A song of urgent beauty…
I want to shout out to Broadside for their great post on rights and responsibilities, and also having a link to one of the most informative things I've seen all month. It's from ScienceMag.com, and it's simply titled "How Does Coronavirus Kill?" This is very informative and may help some people (who don't care, aren't … Continue reading From ScienceMag.com: How Does Coronavirus Kill?
My Copy: 9781851685363 (image from bn.com) I've wanted to read this book for about a year, and when Beau of the Fifth Column mentioned Sophie as one of his heroes, I had a great incentive to go ahead and grab it off my shelf and start reading it. Sophie Scholl and the White Rose is … Continue reading Sophie Scholl & the White Rose, by Annette Dumbach & Jud Newborn