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Book 3 Chapter 2

Hello, and welcome to Tasha’s Consciousness! Where would you like to start your tour? The Observatory of Mysterious and Unexplainable Emotions is to your left and the Maze of Conflicting Thoughts and Wishes is through the rear door. 1,048 more words

Attempt At Humor

Four (or five) more years?

The people have spoken.  The b*st*rds.
–Failed California senatorial candidate Dick Tuck*, 1966

I’m not so bothered that the Conservatives won an overall majority in Thursday’s election; that was always a risk, and they now have the opportunity to do something almost impossible: impress me by making this a better country, for everyone and not just the elite.  826 more words

Soapboxing

Why I'll never vote Conservative in Barnet

Only a few days before a general election here in the UK, and it looks like the real winner will be “none of the above”, as disaffection with disinterested politicians is at an all-time high, and “we’re all in it together” seems to mean… 1,711 more words

Soapboxing

This Is the Most F-ed Up Toy I've Ever Seen

So I’m perusing Zulily for some clothes for my daughter, and see a sale called “All About the Human Body — for budding biologists.” My son loves science, so I had to take a look. 164 more words

Parenting

And yet, what could be more American than what happened in this place? What could more profoundly vindicate the idea of America than plain and humble people –- unsung, the downtrodden, the dreamers not of high station, not born to wealth or privilege, not of one religious tradition but many, coming together to shape their country’s course? 367 more words

Kyrgyzstana

Is 'Mompreneur' a Bad Word?

Earlier today, I fell into a stream-of-consciousness-like click hole on Facebook, during which I discovered Bump Water. The vitamin-fortified, flavored water designed for moms-to-be was created by two women entrepreneurs in Brooklyn (one of whom is married to a guy who lived in my neighborhood growing up, hence the six degrees of Facebook). 479 more words

Parenting

Getting on my soap box

I’m taking today to not discuss writing. It’s a thing I do occasionally.  Instead, I want to talk about people.

I was a part of two rather interesting discussions yesterday. 716 more words