Monthly Archives: February 2020

Awkward and Weird

Heard around the house: Awkward turtles make weird babies. From “The Llama Song“

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Cute Mistakes

“Orson Scoot Card” is a cute typo. I found it on one of my own blog pages. Why can’t all my mistakes be so cute? If they were, maybe I wouldn’t mind them so much.

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Thoughts on Shopping

I’m beginning to think that there are four sizes of bra: the size you need, the size you think you are, the size that is too big, and the size that is too small. No matter what size I think … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Cool

When it comes to music, there are two types of cool. There is a brand of cool that is naturally lofty and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. People with that kind of cool know what’s good, they seek it … Continue reading

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Norse Stuff

We should all be more like the dwarves in Rick Riordan’s fictional worlds. Dwarves are craftsmen . . . . We’re serious about the things we make. You humans–you make a thousand crappy chairs that all look alike and all … Continue reading

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February Reading

For Black History Month this year I decided to actively celebrate by reading some books by black authors. In addition to a collection of poetry by Langston Hughes, I chose the two books pictured above. Both Butler and Jemisin became … Continue reading

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Bad Language

Hey, People of the Internet! It’s “toe the line,” not “tow the line.” It’s “the die is cast,” not “the dye is cast.” It’s “sow the seeds,” not “sew the seeds.” OK. I feel better having gotten that off my … Continue reading

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Needing Some Optimism

Feeling bad about the world today. Feeling bad about myself. So I gave more money to Elizabeth Warren, because she makes me feel less powerless and more optimistic. She makes me think we can improve our situations.

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Recent Reading

The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan; Grade: B Among the first books I read this year was The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. The easy humor of Riordan’s Norse-mythology-themed series had worked … Continue reading

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Not Knotweed!

This is one of the scariest things I’ve ever read about invasive species. It’s an article about Japanese knotweed, a plant that I know grows in my town. There’s none near my house yet, but geez, it sounds like it’s … Continue reading

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