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Does this insomnia make me look fat?

My son is getting married next weekend. This makes me so happy. Mostly because I absolutely love the woman he’s engaged to and they’re perfect for each other, but also because being the mother of the groom is way less work than it was  1,252 more words


Black Is Back: “Orphan Black” - Episode 2 “Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis”

Orphan Black is a critically acclaimed sci-fi series from BBC America featuring human clones. Its first two seasons garnered rave reviews, and its third season airs Saturday nights at 9/8c on BBC America and SPACE. 2,634 more words


unreal fiction from an unreal author

So here it is. My first attempt at a blog. After months of contemplation, procrastination and a few other big words , I finally sat down to write down my first entry. 485 more words


There's no place like homeschool (part two)

As you may have inferred from the title, this is a kind of a sequel, so to summarise my conclusions from part one: homeschooling parents are a bit weird. 1,465 more words


Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition

Reminds me of a talk that argued how constraints are a blessing.

“Ambition drives people forward; relationships and community, by imposing limits, hold people back.” 6 more words


"I'd felt on principle"

Celebrating Singlehood and Reclaiming the Word ‘Spinster’ with Kate Bolick:

I’d felt on principle that I did not want to write about my dating life, just because it was something that women were asked to do and men weren’t.

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After the earthquake, during the rain

When a disaster strikes, we can feel how diminutive and forlorn we are to the mighty wraith of nature.

A pair of roses in the name of all the lost souls of Nepal and everyone who suffered bereavement in the form of loved ones or property. 158 more words