Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Link Love (2015-10-31)

Thought-provoking “For the sake of honest disclosure, I will admit to owning “purebreds” (the ‘pureness’ of purebreeds is a discussion for another time) but I also have mutts. All the dogs I’ve had since childhood had a few things in common, they were friendly, prey driven, ball-crazy, intense, motivated, athletic (crazy dogs are easier to …

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Link Love (2015-10-24)

Thought-provoking “This is one of the things that makes basic income to appealing — as income inequality deepens in the U.S., it strains existing safety nets. The need for existing entitlements go up, while our ability to pay for them decreases. Which leads to the question: How do we pay for it all? This is …

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The Giddy Death of the Gays and the Strange Demise of the Straights by Redfern Jon Barrett

The Giddy Death of the Gays and the Strange Demise of the Straights by Redfern Jon Barret is a beautifully written novel detailing our obsession with gender essentialism, monogamy, romantic love and sexual attraction. But what happens when we question these things? If we didn’t divide people into two genders, admitted that it’s possible to love …

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Link Love (2015-10-18)

Thought-provoking “What underlies a question like this is that it’s okay to force people to work by withholding what they need to live, in order to force them to work for us. And at the same time, because they are forced, we don’t even pay them enough to meet their basic needs that we are …

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I Love Yarn Day 2015

Today is the 5th year celebrating I Love Yarn for everyone who knits, crochet, spin, weave etc. I learnt both to knit and crochet as a little girl. Knitting never really “clicked” for me the way crocheting did. One of my first projects was a terribly misshapen horse, but later on, with experience, I crocheted several …

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October 2015 Quick Reviews

Earlier this year I increased my goal from my usual 52 books a year, to 64 books. Maybe I will have to up it again, as I am only one book away from hitting the 64 goal. I’ve also been prioritizing reading more fiction, and I am enjoying that very much. More regular visits to …

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Link Love (2015-10-11)

Thought-provoking “For me, pursuing a book deal felt like exchanging money for the next two years of life. Instead of poking around the back roads of Ontario, I’d be chained to my laptop. Instead of roller skating date nights or cabin weekends or weird new recipes, I’d live in my inbox.  Instead of writing posts …

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11 Years of Remembering My Dad

They say time heals all wounds, I don’t believe that’s true. Dealing with, working through and taking action helps heal the wounds – and even then, you’ll always have the scars to remind you what you’ve been through. And that’s okay, it’s part of life and frankly I think there’s beauty in the scars and in the stories that shape who you are.

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Link Love (2015-10-03)

Thought-provoking Honey badger venom resistance: biologists discover the secret – Slate “The first mistake that I see people make when they’re trying to meet awesome single people outside of the bar and club scene is that they behave like they’re still at a singles bar. Most PUA schools teach various forms of “Day Game” – …

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