TotD: Thomas Szasz on Language

Reli­gion and the jar­gon of the helping/hindering pro­fes­sions are com­prised large­ly of lit­er­al­ized metaphors. That is why they are the per­fect tools for legit­imiz­ing and ille­git­imiz­ing ideas, behav­iors, and per­sons. Ordi­nary lan­guage com­bines all of these qual­i­ties. It can be used lit­er­al­ly and pre­cise­ly, to con­vey mean­ing; metaphor­i­cal­ly or poet­i­cal­ly, to move peo­ple; or ‘reli­gious­ly,’ […]

Adult Gaming

Sam and I just lis­tened to “Female Char­ac­ters,” episode 42 of the Game Mas­ter Show. The top­ic came up because Erin, one of the hosts, real­ized that she was will­ing to put female char­ac­ters through some expe­ri­ences that she would­n’t apply to males. There was a fair amount of talk about the Hero­ine’s Jour­ney and […]

And That’s the Week

I con­sid­er Sun­day the first day of the week rather than the last. It was a week full of appoint­ments for the girl and get­ting paper­work shuf­fled to var­i­ous bureau­cra­cies. Sam and I had love­ly dates Wednes­day and tonight, although we were so exhaust­ed Wednes­day that we turned in much ear­li­er than usual.

TotD: Controlling the Public

Wag the Dog, any­one? There have always exist­ed three ways of keep­ing the peo­ple lov­ing and loy­al. One is to leave them alone, to trust them and not to inter­fere. This plan, how­ev­er, has very sel­dom been prac­tised, because the politi­cians regard the pub­lic as a cow to be milked, and some­thing must be done […]

TotD: Written On the Body

I’d nev­er heard of Writ­ten on the Body by Jeanette Win­ter­son (or of the author, at all) until I was brows­ing through some of the quo­ta­tions at Gaia a while back. This bit is too long for my quo­ta­tions file, but I love it too much to just delete it. “You’ll get over it…” It’s […]

SBQ: Family Heirlooms

And anoth­er Stitch­ing Blog­ger Ques­tion of the week, which should leave me all caught up: Do you have any pieces that you would liked passed on to future gen­er­a­tions as fam­i­ly heir­looms? At one time, I thought so. My moth­er has a Tigerlily piece I did for her, and my father has a big Marine […]

SBQ: Blended Threads

And anoth­er Stitch­ing Blog­ger Ques­tion: How do you han­dle blend­ed threads? Do you kit the blends up before you start a piece, or do you grab what col­ors you need and blend when the need aris­es? If you kit up the blends before­hand, how do you store them? Do you have anoth­er option for blends to share? I […]

SBQ: Most Complicated Piece?

I’m behind on the Stitch­ing Blo­qqer Ques­tions, so I’ll do them for the next few days. What is the most com­pli­cat­ed piece you’ve ever com­plet­ed? I’m try­ing to fig­ure out how to judge how com­pli­cat­ed some­one else would judge a piece to be. Size? Dif­fer­ent types of stitch­es? Embell­ish­ments? For sheer cussed­ness, though it was worth […]

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