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In The Spotlight: Maureen Carter's Working Girls

Hello, All,

Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Many people put commercial sex workers into a separate, and lower, social category. And there are dozens of stereotypes associated with that line of work, so that it’s easy to forget that these people are individuals with their own stories. 1,103 more words

WPLongForm

The Canard of Planned Parenthood Funding Votes

It’s amazing, disheartening actually that elected representatives to our federal government are so willingly to shut down all services not because of waste or inefficiency, but because of flat out lies from brazen profiteers stoking the fires of rage within the American people. 1,180 more words

Thoughts On Life And Society

Competition vs Cooperation

So I launched a store on Zazzle.com about three weeks ago, and a lot went into getting everything all set. (And now with setting up this blog and off-site site, a lot is… 884 more words

Community

Starting Over Again*

When people have been isolated, too sheltered or in some other way kept apart, it can be very hard to adjust to life in ‘the real world.’ Ask anyone who’s spent time in prison and then had to re-adapt to life ‘outside’ (that’s actually a separate topic in and of itself!) Things most of us take for granted, such as making our own decisions and connecting with others can be very much more difficult for those who are just entering (or re-entering) the world. 1,207 more words

Agatha Christie

Nothing Really Matters to Me*

Some people respond to life’s stresses and strains by becoming completely apathetic. They give up, if you want to put it that way, and just don’t seem to be passionate about anything. 1,153 more words

Agatha Christie

Chapter Thirty-one: Anne-Marie Tells Lake (and the Others)

Your mother was one of us.

Yes, people like to call us witches. Those who know. We prefer the term “cunning women,” but it’s never stuck. 2,267 more words

Childhood