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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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