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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 (2016-06-11)

Weekly puppy  Thought-provoking “Sadly, the dog training industry has become a public health and safety nightmare.  We now know that outdated “alpha”/dominance methods and equipment are known causes of aggression and often lead to dog bites. In the US, the field of dog training is completely unregulated and peppered with practitioners with no education in …

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Quick Reads April 2016

Quite a few (excellent) Audible reads this month, as well as some fantastic cookbooks. Reviews The Goddess and the Shaman: The Art & Science of Magical Healing by J.A. Kent*: The author had claimed to take a sceptical and nuanced look at magical healing, but it was anything but. I got through about 10% of the …

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Quick Reads March 2016

Since listening to more audiobooks I am finding that I’m consuming books faster than I can keep up with the reviews – might have to make plans for reviewing daily to save them for the monthly list of quick review as I’m currently about a month behind. Reviews The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (free on …

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Link Love (2016-02-16)

Thought-provoking The Frugal Magic of Substitution – and 25 Ways to Make the Magic Happen – The Simple Dollar “You are perceptive when you note that he is treating you like a certain value of girlfriend – slotting you in as “automatic social plus one” and “unquestioning absorber my emotional stuff at the end of …

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Link Love (2016-02-13)

Thought-provoking Knitting History 101 – Knitty “I came out as INTJ because the amateur test administrator incorrectly told us to answer the questions based on what we usually do, instead of our natural preference. This skewed my result, but it also made me realize that when it comes to making and executing plans, I’ve come a long …

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Link Love (2016-01-30)

Thought-provoking ““It will never be okay,” a friend who lost her mom in her teens said to me a couple years ago. “It will never be okay that our mothers are dead.” At the time she said this to me she wasn’t yet really my friend. We’d chatted passingly at parties, but this was the …

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Link Love (2016-01-02)

Thought-provoking “Maybe the old way has worked so far. But in the long run, it burns people out. There’s a reason people are struggling to find cooks right now. Our industry is populated by young people. As they get older, they fall out of the trade because they can only take the abuse when they’re …

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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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Link Love (2015-11-29)

Thought-provoking “And now, weak, short of breath, my once-firm muscles melted away by cancer, I find my thoughts, increasingly, not on the supernatural or spiritual, but on what is meant by living a good and worthwhile life – achieving a sense of peace within oneself. I find my thoughts drifting to the Sabbath, the day …

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