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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Links for Your Thursday
I finished a draft of my novel, and have been filled with torpor ever since -- I slept until almost noon yesterday, and then also went to bed early. In between I did almost nothing but read, though I did mow the lawn in the evening. That's twice so far this summer. Usually we are in mid-July before I have managed to get around to mowing the lawn twice, so go me!
A lovely alternative parenting history
An utter pile of Right-Wing Bullshit. I hate this nostalgic everything was better in the old days crap anyway, but Sweet Jesus, this one is talking about 1954. Up your game, losers. That's within living memory of some of the people still around.
A comic about gender roles, and how fragile they really are
A Christian mother writes about her trans child -- I was upset by the abuse the mother put this child through, but to her credit she acknowledges the abuse, and her part in it, and knows that she was wrong to have done it. Writing this essay, I think, is one way she is attempting to keep others from inflicting the same sort of abuse on their own children.
It's not quite vampirism, but young blood (very young blood) seems to make old brains run better.
Toni Morrison on racism