Character Assassination Carousel: Good Dog Carl is a Bad, Bad Dog

Good Dog Carl Character Assassination Carousel

I’m so excited! I’m riding the Character Assassination Carousel with Ninja Mom Nicole Leigh Shaw! What is the Character Assassination Carousel? Why, it’s a lovely blogging tradition in which NinjaMom invites intrepid bloggers to skewer their children’s beloved detested picture book. Last time, it was Meredith at Pile of Babies who took on the big scary Brown Bear, Brown Bear, […]

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Trifextra Reading Challenge

there’s no use admiring a thing just because it lasted. My brother once had a boil on his bottom a whole year, and it was nothing you’d want to see in the photogravure Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna I learned about a new writing–and in this case, reading–challenge from Rarasaur. The Trifecta weekend challenge, or Trifextra […]

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Under cover of night

“[T]he brain works around the clock to stitch together a pattern of logic to our daily lives: what just happened and what was my role in it? Fabrication of stories is one of the key businesses in which our brains engage. Brains do this with the single-minded goal of getting the multifaceted actions of the […]

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“It’s an all-ages event”

Back in college, back when I was a nanny and worked in a child-care center and knew everything about raising kids, I read Carol J. Adams’ book: “The Sexual Politics of Meat.” As a fledgling vegan, and student of psychology and linguistics, this book opened my eyes to the connections between patriarchy, sexism, meat-eating, and language. Common […]

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Book Review: “Pink and Blue, Telling the Boys from the Girls in America”

I love dressing my Little Guy in pink! He doesn’t (yet) know that “pink is supposed to be for girls.” Awhile back, I blogged about my surprise at learning pink used to be for boys… or girls… it didn’t used to matter. I did a little internet research and joked about how I could never do […]

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