This got me thinking about the importance of praise, and how to praise...– Gretchen Rubin, again, in Seven Tips for Giving Effective Praise. This is an important thing, not just because I make high demands of my sycophants, but because I read somewhere - NY Times, I believe - some years ago that how we praise children has a major effect on their ability to motivate...
Thing Six: Your Views on Mainstream Music
I’m not even sure what “mainstream music” is meant to infer. I don’t listen to a lot of radio, so I can’t use that as a barometer, and I haven’t watched Glee recently enough to use that. So, I will make up my own definition: Mainstream music is hereby defined as “music using dominant major chord structures, in rhythms that promote social dancing, played while standing in running water” In...
Easily the most personally offensive website I've... →
Sadly, via makeuseof. Quantity, not quality, some days.
[Veganism] begins, eventually, to look like a very effective way to co-opt a...– Megan Mackin, via voraciouseats Thinking a lot about the ethics of food and modes of eating, today.
Another one for Mr. The Jeef
Thing Four: Bullet Your Whole Day
Get up, usually between 6:30 and 7:00, preferably between 5:30 and 6. Shower, etc. Breakfast! I like grits. Or peanut-butter-jelly-time-oatmeal. Occasionally weird things like soup or kraft dinner. Usually eaten standing while packing a lunch, during which I always think ‘I really should do this the night before, it would make things so much easier in the morning’ and yet I never do. 7:55...
The creative adult is the child who survived.– Ursula LeGuin
This is what happens when I forget my phone at...
Me: ‘Self, why am I hungry? Myself: I dunno. What time is it? I: 1 o’clock. Me: What?!? Why didn’t my thyroid phone alarm go off? Myself: ::checks purse:: I dunno. Can’t find the phone. I: Probably at home, then. Me: ::sigh:: That would explain…. just about all of it, really.
Thing Three: A Book You Love
Just one? I’ll cheat a little and say Book of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe. (It’s cheating because that’s technically four books, usually split into two physical books, Shadow & Claw and Sword & Citadel.) Wolfe is something of an acquired taste, since he’s not very explain-y. But oh, I do love his writing – he’s up with Iain Banks and Terry Pratchett in my ranking of authors, all tied...
This is also in my future, even if it is awfully... →
The metaphor derives from both relativity theory and bad science fiction. It...– Publishing Through the Wormhole, Philip Pochoda and Joseph Esposito, as posted on Scholarly Kitchen.
I’ve found that saying “I’m too busy” makes me feel...– Gretchen Rubin, over at the Happiness Project
This is in my future. Only without pistachios No... →
Say it in Llama, you know you want to. →
…I told him I could never do henna art because my hands aren’t that...– Phaedra Bonewits, via Hecate Demetersdatter
Something You Feel Strongly About
aka, 30 Days of Tumbling Thing 2. In the interest of accurate representation, I feel I should just come right out and say that it is far easier to identify an issue I don’t feel strongly about than one I do. I am a woman of rather strong opinions, to put it mildly. So… Non-American-Football. Something about which I have very little opinion, really.
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The bad day ends, The good day ends, and either way, I pile on the sofa with...– Joshilyn Jackson, over at Faster than Kudzu. She is an awesome writer, and an awesome blogger, and yo should read more of what she has to say.
All's quiet on the western front
I’m taking a little rest while I try not to hack up a lung, so that I can play the Easter service at my mother’s church without asphyxiating from a coughing fit. So, enjoy the relative posting quiet from me, for a few days.