Monthly Archives: April 2009

Gypsy Rover by Sirens of Stirling

Sirens of Stirling at a Renaissance Faire:

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Favorite Resources on Fantasy Reading

(Credenda Agenda has an article about the value of reading fairy tales called Imaginative Succession by Douglas Jones. You can look for that article from their homepage or try here Northrup Frye, The Educated Imagination G.K. Chesterton’s book Orthodoxy Chapter 4 – read online. Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a […]

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A Few Links

Lisa Jackson, head of the EPA, doesn’t seem to know what free enterprise means. In the jaw-dropping, is this for real, tell me it isn’t so department, blogger says Texas legislature is introducing a bill reducing the penalty for murdering a child under 2 years of age: This bill, HB 3318, reduces the crime of […]

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Swine Flu Perspective

To keep this in perspective, though, every flu outbreak causes deaths, even in the US. The CDC told the media yesterday that 36,000 people die in the US each year from flu-related illnesses. I had no idea that number was so high. To put it in perspective, the CDC’s 2001 statistics showed 10,800 deaths from […]

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Why We Didn’t "Cry it Out" with Ours

We thought it was important that babies should have their needs met, and we recognized the need for companionship, touch, and comfort as legitimate needs. Equally importantly, we realized that a baby’s ability to communicate that he is not satisfied with the status quo is fairly limited. Crying is not being ‘spoiled,’ ‘demanding,’ or ‘selfish’ […]

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