Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Link Love (2015-12-13)

Religion “Wilson then takes a turn towards the troubling. Using the garden metaphor for a woman and her body, Wilson strips away the agency of that woman and dismisses enthusiastic consent as important to relationships. Women who find their husband’s sexual advances as intrusive are “hanging a sign out on the garden wall that reads …

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The Painful Truth by Lynn R. Webster

The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain Is Really Like and Why It Matters to Each of Us wasn’t quite what I expected – but once I had reset my expectations I realized how important this book is. Lynn R. Webster, MD, ran a pain clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, for many years, and more …

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Hild by Nicola Griffith

Hild by Nicola Griffith is the imagined early life of St. Hilda of Whitby, one of the most powerful early converts to Christianity in England. It is clear that Griffith has done an astonishing amount of research, as she envelops you in a seventh century England that you can see, smell and almost touch and feel. …

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Link Love (2015-12-05)

Thought-provoking The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t – NY Times “The most practical suggestion came from a vet who uses a “Quality of Life Scale” to periodically assess his elderly patients. He keeps a record of the various scores given for pain, hydration, hygiene, mobility, and general enjoyment of life. Every six months or so, he …

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