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  • Fiction Book List! So, share your thoughts! What books would you recommend? Do you see any books on this list that you want to gush about, or point out as a problem? Anything you’d love to discuss with other readers? Feel free to link reviews of the books (your own or someone else’s), especially if ...
  • Things That Make My Life/Art Easier: Pens As s.e. wrote about in a post earlier this week, I am a cartoonist in addition to all the other crap that I do. I’ve been drawing (and writing) for most of my life, and finding the perfect pen has been something of a wild turkey-chase with mixed results. I know that an entire post ...
  • QuickPress: The First Assistance Dog Blog Carnival is Live! This actually went up a few days ago, and it is awesome. Sharon’s hosted the First Assistance Dog Blog Carnival at After Gadget. From the tremendous response of the AD blogging community, it seems as if I’m not the only one who is excited to share an AD “First” with our readers. In fact, the themes of ...
  • Guest Post: Stuck and tired: How universities are failing disabled students (like me) Diane Shipley is a freelance writer obsessed with feminism, US TV, memoirs and pizza. She writes about those things and more at her blog, the imaginatively-named Diane Shipley Blogs (http://blog.dianeshipley.com) and is almost always on Twitter (username: @dianeshipley). You’re intelligent, personable, and get good grades. It might look like higher education is a given. But it isn’t. ...
  • Recommended Reading for 28 October 2010 Readers beware! Not every link is a guaranteed trip to a safe space, and the commentary is not necessarily the opinions of myself or others here at FWD/Forward, but have been included to provide you with a variety of reading that is possibly relevant to your interests (or perhaps to mine). The comments in the ...
  • Politicians care so much they make their message nonsense I think it would be awesome instead of telling me how much they cared, they’d show it. And one way of doing that would be subtitling their ads, so everyone can know what their message is.
  • The Challenge of Mental Illness in the Justice System Part 3: Victims The Chief Justice specifically focused on the case of Byron DeBassige, reading from the Toronto Star article I linked above. She went on to state that she believes that the police wouldn’t have shot DeBassige over two lemons and a knife had they known he was ill. In light of the other cases ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, October 27 If you haven’t been following my tale of woe on my personal journal, I have a terrible ear infection and can’t hear out of either ear. But now I have antibiotics to treat the middle ear infection, so any day now I should be able to hear something. I hope. (Woe.) Today’s Recommend ...
  • Recommended Reading for October 26, 2010 firecat at Party in my head (DW): How To Be Sick I went to this talk because I have chronic health conditions that affect my mobility and energy levels, and I am a caregiver for my mother, who has Alzheimers. I’m a Buddhist and my study of Buddhism has helped me work through grieving over these ...
  • Thyroid Cancer Treatment Affects the Abled, Healthy. Everyone Panic! I have a little bit of a problem with people being handed down a mandate that insists they behave in a certain way or adhere to a certain set of guidelines for which they are not provided the means to do so. Usually, these rules or mandates are set by people whose lives the rules ...