Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Link Love (2015-04-25)

Thought-provoking Astroturf and manipulation of media messages – Sharyl Attkisson – TedXUniversityofNevada “Deciding to ask for help is tantamount to admitting weakness, and if there’s one thing that men are taught over and over again, it’s that Real Men Handle Their Own Shit. Even when we have example after example of fictional tough-guys and bad-asses …

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Link Love (2015-04-18)

Thought-provoking “Enlightened, I’m off to stick my finger in the ground, eat some liquorice, keep my hair well clear of post-boxes and give all expanses of open water a wide berth. Just to be on the safe side. If I make it, I’ll see you again next time.” The 10 funniest Danish expressions and how …

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Quick Lit April 2015

Time for the monthly collection of quick reviews of what I’ve been reading lately. As always linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy. The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve: A story in three parts- told in reverse order, of first love, separation, hope and redemption. The Last Time They Met also turned out to be much …

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Link Love (2015-04-11)

Thought-provoking “1. Isolation Isolation is one of the first red flags in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. According to Patricia Evans, author of The Verbally Abusive Relationship, verbal abuse most commonly takes place behind closed doors. One of the best examples of this from the film is found in Christian’s “non-disclosure” agreement. This is where …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolain

I came across this memoir randomly, and picked it up because the title and the back of the cover spoke to me. Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolain, with the secondary title “The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman” for the American/international edition, whereas the Irish edition I picked up, it is simply “the life and …

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Link Love (2015-04-04)

Thought-provoking “If you disengage, and engage only on your own terms, the pattern might not change. It won’t necessarily heal your family or “help” your brother, and it won’t make everything whole again. At best it will give you some breathing room. You don’t deserve to be verbally attacked by someone with the passive participation …

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