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Weekly Reads: Evangelical Dating Advice, School District Bingo, and Sandusky Redux

Howdy Readers! We’re ten days into the new year and it’s already evident that 2018 will be just as bizarre as 2017… and 2016… actually I’m pretty sure weird is the new normal. Dani Fankhauser got all of her dating advice from her evangelical church… it did not go well… …

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Weekly Reads: Bomb Cyclones, Where Movie Babies Come From, and Illegal Selfies?

Happy 2018 Readers! I hope y’all are staying warm during this record breaking cold snap. Folks on the east coast of the US are supposed to get something called a bomb cyclone, which not a thing I knew to have nightmares about until now. Of course the Cheeto Tinted Tyrant …

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Weekly Reads: Freeloaders, Ferdinand, and Hamildolph!

We saw The Last Jedi… it was awesome… that’s all you need to know. Why are you wasting time reading this? A killer asteroid could destroy the planet at any moment! Go see the movie! Just a few links as we head into the big Xmas break… I’m Sick of …

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Weekly Reads: Women are Champions of the Rebellion, Kids are not Terrorists, and Happy Birthday to Me!

Hey there Readers! It is December 11th, the year of our Lord Voldemort 2017 and it’s my birthday! Today starts my last trip around Sol as someone in their 40’s. That’s right, I’m 49 and still moving, albeit a little slower than I used to. Homo Sapiens can expect a couple more …

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Weekly Reads: A Wrinkle in Time, YouTube Issues, and Teach Your Girls to Hit People

Howdy Readers! We’re back from the Thanksgiving break. I made THE BEST TURKEY EVAR!!! Splurged on a local, responsibly raised bird and will never go back to Butterball. Worth the extra expense if you can afford it.   Moviegoers this holiday season have already seen the spectacular Afrofuturist Wakanda in the …

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Weekly Reads: Skepticon 10 Debriefing, Lots of Roy Moore, and the End of the WWotMW?

Howdy Readers! It’s Wednesday, November 15th, only 8 days left to complain about X-mas crap on display too early! Lots of stuff below should come with a big ass (CN: Sexual Assault) I got to spend the last weekend at Skepticon 10, talking, learning and playing with the social justice …

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Weekly Reads: Where the Alt Right Gets Their Start, “Have Fun” is a Bad Rule, and Frog & Toad Memes!

Hey there Readers! It’s October 30th, Halloween Eve. I hope you are all ready to have a good time with all the little and or big ghosts and goblins in your life. It’s also International Orthopaedic Nurses Day, so thank your physical therapist today! Sage Coffey tells us her story in …

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Weekly Reads: Inclusive Playgrounds, Mindfulness for Kids and What Afterbirth Really Feels Like

Hey there Readers! I have made the executive decision to untether the Reads from any specific day of the week. Heck, sometimes there might be two of them a week… who knows! Besides, now the title reminds me of Weekly Reader from back in the olden days of my youth. Cedar …

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DIY Sensory Friendly Vehicle Costume

When my 3 year olds wanted to be the trains Rocky and Diesel 10 from Thomas and Friends, it set up a couple of problems besides the fact that they’re not main characters so you can’t exactly just buy the costume or find a dozen tutorials on making them. Even …

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Road Tripping: Geek Girl Con 2017

Every fall in Seattle geeks converge on the Washington Convention Center for Geek Girl Con. This year I attended with my four year olds and their grandma. The convention proved to be a great experience for all three generations of our family, and I recommend it for yours. Upsides The …

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