Category Archives: Serious Things

Why ALL kids need diverse books

   September 30, 2015    Comments Off on Why ALL kids need diverse books

I’m over at SheKnows today, talking about #WeNeedDiverseBooks and why it’s important for everyone. Read it here: 4 Reasons all kids need diverse books

Feminism, ur doing it wrong

   October 19, 2010    3 Comments on Feminism, ur doing it wrong

This, from a female college professor who identifies as a feminist: “Who really needs another boring mommy blog about crockpots and carpool schedules?” Really?! This is your feminism? Dismissing a whole category of women’s writing like it’s a joke? Get out of the goddamn classroom before you poison our nation’s youth.

Apparently I live in an alternate universe

So there’s this blog called Frou Frou Fashionista, which is all about lingerie. 99% of my wardrobe consists of jeans and tank tops and all my cotton underwear is from Target, so I am not the kind of person who typically reads fashion blogs, let alone lingerie blogs. Regardless of topic, though, most good blogs share certain things in common… Read more »

How Lucky I Am

   November 4, 2009    5 Comments on How Lucky I Am

This is how lucky I am. When I was digging up weeds yesterday, I was maintaining property that I own, not trying to make enough money to feed my family on someone else’s land. The conditions where I was digging were safe and I could stop whenever I wanted. When I came in and took a shower, I had electricity,… Read more »

Newsy: How is this helping, exactly?

So I’m over at Wired reading an article about Newsy, an up and coming news website/service thingy. They assemble video clips of coverage on a single issue from multiple sources so people can see how the issue was reported differently on different news outlets. This, my friends, is cool. People, including me, need to have their certainty messed with regularly…. Read more »

What would you give up?

   August 19, 2009    Comments Off on What would you give up?

Our air conditioning went out last Sunday. Tons of people live without air conditioning, including in Texas, and obviously it would not have killed us to go without it for a few days, but I was still quite glad that it was fixed within a few hours of the sun coming out on Monday morning. It got me thinking, though,… Read more »