Author Archives: Headmistress

Bug- if you’re squeamish about bugs don’t look.

I found this wandering down the same road I was on as I was on my way home from language lessons. It glittered under the glow of a streetlamp.   Tessaratomidae family, or shield bugs because they are shaped like shields. It’s a large family with members all over the world.  Stink bugs and harlequin […]

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Culturally Bullied into Silence

This story is worth reading.   Note that I disagree with her on gender and transgender issues that what I mostly would say to her is, “Good grief, what did you expect?  Your side brought this down on all of us, and it’s not going to get better until you wake up and realize cultural bullying, […]

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Organizing in our Philippine house

Clothes: In this house we have two closets. They have plenty of shelves, but the section to hang clothes is very small, compared to American standards. Also, the Boy is using one of the closets, leaving three of us to divvy up the single closet remaining.  We do not have any dressers because we didn’t […]

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Syrian MIssile Strikes and other news

The Case Against Immigration: It’s an emotional issue and people get their hackles up and make arguments based on idealism, how they wish things were without any regard, knowledge, or interest in how they *actually* are.  They talk about how we are a nation of immigrants without any idea of the historical facts behind that […]

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Culture and Chaos, linking for thinking

There is no redemption from the original sin of being white. Not much for being male, either. I happen to be reading (and misunderstanding my way through) Matthew ARnold’s Culture and Anarchy right now, so stumbling over this article on culture and cultural critics was serendipitous. “Matthew Arnold, a poet-essayist like Dr Johnson, was perhaps […]

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