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Storytime: You Can't Buy Manners

I’ve always been interested in all things etiquette and manners because I think its becoming a lost art in our world. I don’t consider myself a snob about it and I understand that a lot of people don’t find it important enough to understand the value of a handwritten thank you note, know which direction to pass the bread, or if its appropriate to use your cell phone at the table. 1,014 more words


Other people's needs

By Caitlin Kelly

Silence! Solitude!

Rant alert!

Unless you live (as some of you do!) in a rural and isolated area, we’re literally bumping into one another all day every — in stores and elevators, on the subway and bus and streetcar, at the movies and opera and theater, at work and in the park, in our houses of worship, at airports and bus stations and the grocery store. 721 more words


How Mad Genius Club Banned Me

Mad Genius Club, the joint blog of notable Sad Puppy activists such as Kate Paulk, Dave Freer, Amanda S. Green and others, banned me. There’s nothing special about that, of course. 1,387 more words

Sad Puppies

Bait Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar

As the Right Evil Bastard of the Backstabbers Guild Of Australia I am often presented with appeals from members of the general public for redress against evildoers. 860 more words

Backstabbers Guild Of Australia

Canine Moscovites

I’ve been home for a few weeks now, and in that time I have observed how badly behaved my dogs are. Don’t get me wrong, I love them dearly; but I have concluded that they have the worst puppy manners I may have ever seen. 408 more words

The Gift Of Languages

There is only one thing better than being able to speak a foreign language – being unable to speak a foreign language.

In the first instance you can take your linguistic skills to said foreign country and participate in the life of the common people. 362 more words

Backstabbers Guild Of Australia

Such a pinch

Like most moms, when my kids were little, I would take opportunities to use ‘teachable moments’ whenever we were out and about town. We would play ‘I Spy,’ to learn colors, or the Alphabet game, calling out each letter in sequential order as we passed this or that sign. 457 more words

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