Category Archives: musing

kids these days

There was an armed robbery at the mall about ten minutes’ walk from my parents’ house. (Not the reason I’m posting, really – not happy about it but Mom’s moving out TODAY!!) I found out about this from someone’s FB … Continue reading

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dumping out the brain

Still not convinced I’ve actually done my grieving on the whole dad thing. I just have this feeling someday I’m going to be ambushed by a major sobfest, because I atill haven’t done that and it seems wrong not to. … Continue reading

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lights shine brightest when it’s dark

I wouldn’t have expected this, but it turns out that sometimes, going through hard times can give you a new respect for your family. One thing I know is that love brings fear – as Archie Fisher sings, “The more … Continue reading

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reactions to assorted things online

Taelle has posts a fic quote that should probably be checked out by all LMM fans. I read this one a couple of days ago and have been wanting to link it and get all and sundry (“all and sundry” … Continue reading

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feet of the future

I feel like I’m the only liberal in the world who doesn’t think Oscar Pistorius being allowed to compete in the Olympics is an unmitigated good. To me it all comes down to the question “Do his prostheses give him … Continue reading

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and maybe this is why

Catching up with Bear’s post on why women react so strongly to even “minor” harassment has triggered me to think that there may be another reason I want to hang out and not go anywhere much this weekend. The thought … Continue reading

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design for accessability, because the person who benefits might be you

I seem to be a day late for Blogging Against Dis/ablism Day, but since I don’t think that ablism has magically vanished since yesterday, this essay still applies. It was originally written for an acquaintance’s zine, so I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Occupying my brain

The thing is, I don’t actually begrudge executives and CEOs big salaries and luxurious lives, in return for performance. (Notice I said “big”; “big” is not necessarily synonymous with “mind-bogglingly humongous”. Also, giving someone a massive bonus for inadequate bonus … Continue reading

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the contagion of outrage: outside influences, part 2

This is the second part of me maundering on about how my feelings and opinions are affected by discussion online. In the first part I talked about how sometimes I get too affected by other people’s discussions of their very … Continue reading

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outside influences, part 1

One of the things I worry about, being online so much around so many fabulously articulate people, is how much my own feelings and opinions are unduly influenced by other people. This plays out in a bunch of ways and … Continue reading

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