Author Archives: Headmistress

Books Read in June

I hit publish, when I mean to save this as a draft. I’m still reading, so I’ll be adding more books to the end of this. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien (read via Overdrive’s free lending program). Vietnam essays for a former vet. War stories. Graphic, but not gratuitous. Horrible. Beautiful. Sickening. Poignant. […]

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Decorate a Notebook

You could get very fancy and make the notebook itself. I used a small composition book (they were four for a dollar or something), and for this one, I cut apart a small picture book that had mostly already been destroyed by a stream of toddlers who colored in it, tore a page or two, […]

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Links and Thinks

“White left” in China is an internet insult. White left means about what you think it means. This article about it is on the scholarly side, but it’s pretty interesting. It’s not really about drawing any final conclusions, but does offer several things to think about. Toxoplasmosis is not just a worry for pregnant women […]

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Test: How Susceptible To Shellshock Would You Have Been in WW1

Woodworth Psychoneurotic Inventory: Often cited as the first personality test, the WPI was developed by the United States military during World War I to screen for recruits at high risk of developing shell shock. Finished too late to be put to such use, the WPI instead found its place as the dominant self-report personality measure […]

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Obama wore same tux and shoes all 8 years, Nobody Cared

Michelle Obama is kind of irked about that.  I agree with her so much, but at the same time, I read the article and looked over the pictures of her scrumptious dresses to see which one I liked the best.  I didn’t exactly notice Obama wore the same shoes and tux.  I did notice he […]

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