The education of a child is an interesting thing. It is hard to give your child to the public school system, especially when you don’t have all that much faith in its ability to actually educate your child in things that you feel are of value. I will point out that most often this is… Read More A Kindergarten Line is Straight and Silent!
I originally found this recipe and thought it was amazing. They insisted that it won awards, but the first three times I took it to the neighborhood cook-off it got nothing. Then, after many years and a new neighborhood, I took it out, dusted it off, changed a few things and won my first ever… Read More Award Winning Sweet & Spicy Chili
First, given that politics is one of those super touchy subjects, I want to state that this post is entirely party-free. This is not about one politician over another, this is about a thought experiment. About a month ago, after seeing the 500th post about how such-and-such candidate did some horrible thing (gasp!) I began… Read More Why the Party Loyalty?
I had a ton of fun making these two little books. There are many tutorials out there on how to make mini/micro books, but none that included how to stitch the signatures. Most of the others created binding out of gluing together a bunch of folded pages. However, I wanted to make a book as… Read More Mini Book with Stitched Signatures Tutorial
Today I came across this image. I’ve read some of the back and forth between vaxxers & anti-vaxxers, so I understand, to a degree, some of the arguments. But this really made me pause. I want to point ou that this isn’t about people who Can’t vaccinate their kids, but rather it is about the… Read More The argument over Vaccines
Rape culture. Our society is run rampant with it. It infests nearly everything like the morning glory in my garden. It’s in every one of my flower beds, wrapping itself insidiously, tightly around every last flower with it’s little innocent looking white flowers. Nearly impossible to kill, it drops four fresh seeds from each blossom… Read More Rape Culture and Books
Today, I am confused. Lately I’ve been in some degree of pain. Let’s focus on the physical for a moment, though I think this discussion spans the gamut (physical, emotional, mental, etc) of pain. Last weekend I got sunburned. It’s certainly not the worst sunburn I’ve ever had, or that ever has been, but it… Read More Complaining vs Not