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A Minion’s Tale – a reread of Handmaid’s Tale

Met up with the banned book club to discuss this book Thursday night. Largely positive thoughts about the storytelling approach presented, but let me see what all I remember — a theme within the book by Margaret Atwood that we … Continue reading

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Rebel Barbie

I’m reminded of a thing a few years back where Barbie had a book where she supposedly is showing that girls can be computer engineers. By having the boys do the work for her. Steven and Brian are nice guys, … Continue reading

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Today’s Found on Facebook – the princess effect

Lots of articles about it now but I’ll use the Time one I saw first: A new study from Brigham Young University found that engaging with Disney princess culture could make young children more susceptible to gender stereotypes. The small … Continue reading

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Swiss tunnel opening ceremony deemed “satanic”: features guy dressed as goat

You should be listening to No Such Thing as a Fish and watching No Such Such Thing as the News, the QI Elves’ foray into television. I just learned a very interesting fact in a recent episode. Gotthard Base Tunnel … Continue reading

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Atheist scruples 2014 – hey “old man”

This was in my list of search terms for some random reason. should i permit my 12 yr. old granddaughter to call me “old man” instead of grandpa? I see many possibly answers here and they all depend on how … Continue reading

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The most important question ever asked: How long was Jesus’ hair?

I wave my hands up in the air How long was Jesus’ hair? I wave my hands up in the air and wonder just who would care! How long was Jesus’ hair? Could he braid it down his back? How … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples 2014: women and boobs

A couple different issues trigger this one. First, should women be allowed to go topless like men can? I think the answer should be yes but that doesn’t mean I’ll want to be one of them. I’m pro-choice in many … Continue reading

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