Monthly Archives: April 2010


(Link fixed)Something in our culture is uncomfortable with people talking about how much they love their children. Our culture prefers to hear people talking about their children as though they were demon possessed, greedy little parasites sucking up their parents’ lives, brain cells, energy, and creativity, swallowing it whole in one gulp and then screaming, […]

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A few double-standards

Actor Harrison Ford, outspoken environmentalist and passionate pilot/owner of seven aircraft has said that he loves flying so much he takes one of his planes up the coast just to get a cheeseburger. Asked if that wasn’t just a wee bit hypocritical, he basically said that yeah, it was, and he’d start walking everywhere when […]

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The Last Day of Poetry Month

Gods of the CopybookRudyard Kipling As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all. We were living in trees when they met […]

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Climate Change in the News

IPCC caught again citing grey literature in their report, when they claimed it was entirely peer reviewed. This time, it’s a press release – and they have to be schooled on the rules for sharing their sources as well. Ooh, La, La- the Gores have new digs: The couple spent $8,875,000 on an ocean-view villa […]

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Frugal Travel Games

Life as a Mom has her weekly Frugal Fridays post up. My frugal hacks post is due to show up at around 6 a.m.. It’s about frugal games to play while traveling or sitting around in a waiting room.You can find more Ive written on this topic here, here, and here (and other places on […]

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