Monthly Archives: September 2010

YouTubey goodness

My poor neglected blog.  With the rise of other social media, it’s much easier for me to post things on FB or Twitter than on these pages. But for those of you who don’t online-stalk my other online outlets, here are a few of the videos that have caught my attention lately (in no particular […]

“…but you don’t have to take MY word for it!”

Anyone remember Reading Rainbow? Just watching the show’s intro fills me with all sorts of warm fuzzies.  I loved Reading Rainbow.  In fact, one of my childhood goals was to be one of the kids at the end of the show who got to give a book review, which always ended with the phrase: “but […]

The girl effect, revisited

How a 12-year-old girl could be the solution the world needs right now: Girls Count.

What he said:

[All religions] make the same mistake. They all take the only real faculty we have that distinguishes us from other primates, and from other animals—the faculty of reason, and the willingness to take any risk that reason demands of us—and they replace that with the idea that faith is a virtue.  If I could change […]

Focus on your own family

I just finished watching the 2010 documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition (link is to the full movie online).  I’ve known about the film since it’s preview days, and I was happy to see that it’s now available to view online (though I don’t know how long that link will be active, so get to watching […]

What she said:

Melissa Harris-Lacewell on the extremist anti-abortion position of never allowing any abortions, even in the case of rape and incest: Let‘s be completely clear about the facts here.  There is no place in the world and no time in history where restricting women‘s reproductive rights makes a people or a nation more free or more […]

my kind of rally

genius. (and, generous!)