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PINK (Simple Admiration for a Complex Colour)

I grew up in a world where pink was very much a girl colour. It appeared almost as though a warning to boys, the way cautionary signage indicates a hazard of fire, electrical shock, or poison. If something was pink, that meant that it was for girls and boys should stay away. Nothing about it… Continue reading PINK (Simple Admiration for a Complex Colour)

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The All-Encompassing Worldview

For those familiar with my blog, today's post is unique. Sometimes I write about mental health issues, sometimes I write about social issues, and sometimes I write about writing. Today, I want to write about my worldview, and I cannot relegate that to one of these areas. From a mental health perspective, my anxiety and… Continue reading The All-Encompassing Worldview

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Rowling and the Goblins

Another day, another social minefield. A current focus on social media is Jon Stewart's claim/accusation/observation that J.K. Rowling is anti-Semitic for her depiction of goblins in the Harry Potter series. I say minefield of course because the topic is fraught with heated topics: anti-Semitism, political correctness, J.K. Rowling herself. Some background: I did not read… Continue reading Rowling and the Goblins

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Do They Know It’s Christmas? [The Rules for a Christmas Movie]

Next Saturday is Halloween, and if I have learned anything these last few years it's that this means Christmas begins on Sunday. Some window displays already feature decorations, and holiday-themed goodies have begun to appear at the grocery store and home improvement stores. The music will hit the radio soon. In the words of Lewis… Continue reading Do They Know It’s Christmas? [The Rules for a Christmas Movie]

#HeForShe · Critical Thought · Personal

On Little Women: Jo the Ladybird

This post might have gone any one of several different ways. Originally I felt compelled to write something about "Little Women" in general. After mentioning the story and characters several times in other recent posts, I realised that me complicated feelings towards Laurie and Amy would make for an interesting examination. As much as I… Continue reading On Little Women: Jo the Ladybird

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Just for Fun – Top 25 Avengers: Endgame Spoilers

<<<<Avengers: Endgame spoilers ahead>>>> This is literally a personal ranking of the top 25 impactful moments from Avengers: Endgame. If you have not seen the film, stop reading now because this list will utterly destroy your experience. People who have seen the film are nerding out and love discussing it, and this list is for… Continue reading Just for Fun – Top 25 Avengers: Endgame Spoilers