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Wednesday Reads: We’re Finally Moved In Edition!

Hey there Readers! Sorry for the dead air these last few weeks, but The Girl and The Hellions and I have been working our buttocks off to make the final push to move into our brand new custom built modern house, dubbed Wishful Thinking lo those many months ago when …

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Thursday Reads: Superman Angers the Right, Weird Childbirth, and Rape Culture Perpetuation

Hey there readers! It’s Thursday, September 21st, the day that J.R.R. Tolkien published my favorite book, The Hobbit.  I will be celebrating with a second breakfast, a brisk walk about the Shire and mayhaps a mug of bitter at The Green Dragon Inn over Bywater way. That is if I can avoid …

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Wednesday Reads: Haircuts and Consent, Daycare Heartbreak, and The Wicked Witch of the Midwest… Again

A light load of links this week. Blame Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 landing yesterday. So… Much…Soccer… Britni de la Cretaz writes at WaPo On Parenting on how she used the occasion of her daughter’s first haircut to teach her about consent… The next time I went to the salon for …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: People for the Ethical Treatment of Assholes Edition

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals came across my Facebook feed this week… again. With a reputation for using spurious health claims and sexist and degrading imagery to pursue their crusade to eliminate the use of animal products in any form, PETA has done more to sully the reputation …

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Wednesday Reads: Podcasts for Kids, Indonesian Metal, and a Racist Homeschool Book!

Happy Wednesday Readers! Creedence is playing on the turntable, coffee is in the mug and sweater weather is on the way. Let’s do some reading! I love podcasts, and so do my kids. Leela Labs out of Santa Clara has stepped up with a great smartphone app ,  Leela Kids, that curates …

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Wednesday Reads: Kids Books About Empathy, Teen Pregnancy News, and My Dad Thinks I’m a Boy is Here!

Happy Wednesday Readers! Only two days left in August, the summer has slipped away from us and soon it will be Autumn. Which in Cincinnati means we’ll either get rain for 30 days or a week long heat wave. I just want to bake stuff with pumpkin spices dammit! Empathy …

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Wednesday Reads: Back to School Edition

Happy Wednesday Readers! The Hellions are back in school for the 2017-18 school year. Which means I get my house back from two mopey tweens and one hyperkinetic 8 year old who think it’s too hot to play outside. Bwahahahahaha! After four hours of deliberation a jury ruled in favor …

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Wednesday Reads: Back From Vacation Mega Link Dump!

Happy Wednesday Readers! The Hellions and family are back from a week in Maine. We stayed in a lovely cabin on the western edge of Mt. Desert Island and had a wonderful time. Our rental cabins were once the summer vacation residence of Benjamin Welles , biographer and journalist and son …

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Wednesday Reads: Getting Ready for Vacation Edition

Happy Wednesday Readers! The Hellions, Girl and I are getting ready to pack up and drive Up East to spend a week frolicking in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine.  So I figured that I should throw together something to tide over the dozens and dozens  of readers who depend …

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Wednesday Reads: Meddling Kids, Grover rocks, and Your Weekly DeVos-station

Howdy Readers! The Weekend was busy busy busy so instead we’ll have an extra jam packed Wednesday Reads. Also it is National Hot Dog Day… Mmmmmmmm… What happens when the Scooby Gangs grows up? Check out Edgar Cantero’s new novel Meddling Kids to find out.  Here’s a new candidate for …

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