Move Along, Jo.

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Blog Fun, Family, Travel |

For those of you who have been listening to Bleak House with me on CraftLit, you might recognize that line, “move along, Jo…” but lest you worry that we’re being moved into Tom-All-Alones, let me put your fears aside. We’re just being kicked out of our place to make way for   a hyperspace bypass   evil luxury condos   a bigger place to take advantage of the new Silver Line down the street from us. So. We’re...

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Talking When It Hurts

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Blog Fun, Family, General Ranting, Writing | 21 comments

Recently on Facebook I watched a couple of friends experience pain and not a small amount of sorrow when–after going through serious illnesses with their families–they were met with really appalling rudeness from friends and family members. Not from internet trolls. Friends. Family. Which leads me to wonder if the —-supportive responses like: People are HORRIBLE!!! What a B-!!! I’d never talk to that person again and you...

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Freak Weather and The Upper Midwest

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Family, General Ranting, Travel | 2 comments

I thought some of you might be interested in this book. If you, like me, ate Laura Ingalls Wilder books for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as a kid, then this book might be… interesting… sobering… sad… and informative. I could only read it in small bursts (it’s quite sad in places) but very, very interesting. Particluarly Laskin’s description of how this 1888 freak storm happened. If you watch the Weather...

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Thank you!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Blog Fun, Family, General Ranting, Love |

I have a lot to be thankful for as 2013 rolls to a close and I’d like to do some thanking here. Tara Swiger and the Starship folks have—as always—been amazing, creative, smart, funny, helpful, and critical in all the best ways. They’re why this site looks better and why the rest of my sites will soon look better too. They make me smile every week—pretty much every day. Cooperative Press and all the cooperative-types who publish,...

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