Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for February 24th Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • Trust Me see more Lolcats and funny pictures A couple of weeks ago I asked my PCM for a referral to OB/GYN to replace the IUD that I had to surrender over the summer. She and The Guy and I have been talking for some time about the options and realities of having another child ...
  • Parking spaces – Daily Mail Fail The Daily Fail has a little maths problem. OK, they have a little everything problem, but in this particular case, well, you be the judge: Revealed: Why all those disabled bays stay empty Hundreds of thousands of prime parking spaces in shopping centres are unused because of a legal obligation to provide four times as many ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 23rd Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • The perfect trifecta. And by “perfect”, I mean… Sometimes, I’m almost tempted to believe there’s a special, special place in hell for people like US Republican State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas who says: Disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy. Yes, I’ll play that again. Disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first ...
  • Come filk with us – “Special Treatment” for PWD Paul Kelly, if you’re not familiar with him, is a bloody marvellous Australian singer-songwriter. Some consider him the “poet laureate of Australian music”. He writes everything from fun-but-pointy ballads – Every Fucking City is one of my favourite anti-hero pieces – to political protest music. You can read a little about him here at Debbie ...
  • Who Killed Civil Discourse? Evelyn Evelyn, Marginalization, and Internet Discussion Hello. I am Annaham (yes, I have a name). I am the person who posted a critique of Evelyn Evelyn on this website, which kicked off something of an internet controversy. For those who’ve just joined us, I made a post about Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley’s side project Evelyn Evelyn, Lauredhel made another post ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 22nd Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • A Saturday sketch (Cross-posted at three rivers fog.) I noticed something was wrong in the earliest hours of the morning, when my husband had disappeared from bed but I did not hear anything going on in the bathroom and could not see him anywhere. Around 8, he got up to go to the bathroom and I lifted myself out of ...
  • Education and Communication: Online Schools in Oregon Under Threat I recently heard an interesting report on Jefferson Public Radio (JPR), the radio station I listen to, about the Oregon Virtual Academy (OVA), an online public school in Oregon. Oregon legislators are apparently concerned about the regulation of online schools and there’s a proposal to place a two year freeze on making new online schools ...