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Writing with Purple Glasses

It was a nice day.

All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn’t been invented yet.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Pickled Cauliflower

“… but Mary Hodges had seen quite a lot of life in thirty years and had no illusions about what most of the human race had to do in order to make it from one week to the next. Besides, the food was good and you go to meet interesting people.” — Good Omens: The NiceContinue reading “Pickled Cauliflower”

Change Requires Action

As a white woman, with white children, my voice is not the one you should be following right now. Instead, I urge you to go listen to Rachel Cargle’s public address on the revolution. You can also follow her on instagram @rachel.cargle. To support Rache’s work and learn more, see her Patreon page and herContinue reading “Change Requires Action”

Funny things kids say

May 2020 Edition Middle Kid Talk The backstory to this first conversation. My kid, age 5 has been talking a lot about what they want to be when they grow up. The list has gotten a bit unwieldy. For a while, the first line of work they were thinking about was astronaut. That has stayedContinue reading “Funny things kids say”

Being Home

Anathema hadn’t really made herself at home in the cottage. Most of her implements were piled up on the table. It looked interesting. It looked, in fact, as though a voodoo priest had just had the run of a scientific equipment store. — Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witchby Terry PratchettContinue reading “Being Home”

Quarantine Thoughts

“See?” said Crowley. “It’s just like I’ve always said. They’re cunning buggers, humans. You can’t trust them an inch.” — Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witchby Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman I have been thinking a lot about each of our roles in this pandemic. Many of us are home, workingContinue reading “Quarantine Thoughts”

Paper vs Digital Connections

Who do you meet at the bar?

Raise your hand if you’ve sent a handwritten letter in the last 3 months? We’ve managed a handful of postcards that may or may not reach our family in Brazil, the US and Denmark. The eldest kiddo enjoyed sketching on them, while the kindergartener still refuses to write his name because it doesn’t look perfect.Continue reading “Who do you meet at the bar?”

Virtual Home-School

“Funny, reely,” he said. “You spend your whole life goin’ to school and learnin’ stuff, and they never tell you about stuff like the Bermuda Triangle and UFOs and all these Old Masters running around the inside of the Earth. Why do we have to learn boring stuff when there’s all this brilliant stuff weContinue reading “Virtual Home-School”

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