Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Link Love (2016-10-29)

U.S. Election 2016 A message from your friendly neighborhood Trump supporter – renegade mothering “Trump fever quickly spread: Other extremists new to presidential politics openly endorsed Trump, including Don Black, a former grand dragon of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the neo-Nazi site Stormfront; Rocky Suhayda, chair of the American …

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Link Love (2016-10-22)

U.S. Election 2016 Remember that time a firework tipped over? – The Oatmeal ““My students are terrified of Donald Trump,” reports a teacher from a middle school with a large African-American Muslim population. “They think that if he’s elected, all black people will get sent back to Africa.” Another educator from a Tennessee school says …

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Link Love (2016-10-16)

U.S. Election “All else being equal, I will vote for the female candidate over the male candidate, because gender matters. Representation is not irrelevant, it’s critically important. In fact, all else being slightly unequal, I would probably still vote for the female candidate because gender is a factor I would weigh when making my decision. That means, …

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October 2016 Quick Reviews

So many wonderful books out there, and I’m slowly, but surely starting to catch up on my backlog of books to read. Reviews The Perfection Deception: Why Striving to Be Perfect Is Sabotaging Your Relationships, Making You Sick, and Holding Your Happiness Hostage by Jane Bluestein*: This is an excellent book for those of us who …

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12 Years of Remembering My Dad

Today is 12 years since my dad died. Dealing with such an important loss, well, it gets easier, but it never gets easy. I miss him all the time, especially during this time of the year. Two years ago I wrote about how my dad died and I have previously written about my dad. They say time heals …

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Link Love (2016-10-08)

Thought-provoking Baby Doe – A political history of tragedy – The New Yorker “There are many reasons why growing numbers—primarily farmers and knitters — are fixated on the Icelandic sheep. The breed, with fine-grained meat and a wooly coat that is both light-as-air and rugged, has retained one of the purest bloodlines in the agricultural …

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Link Love (2016-10-01)

Thought-provoking Musicked Down the Mountain: How Oliver Sacks Saved His Own Life by Literature and Song – Brain Pickings “For example, if a single cartridge is ingested by a 50-pound dog, clinical signs of poisoning are likely to occur. But if a dog that weighs 10 pounds ingests the same amount, death is possible. Dogs …

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