“… 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”
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What I’ve Been Reading
A few articles to get you started on learning more about racism and what you can do to be anti-racist.
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”
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”
“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”
Are you a recipe follower or dissenter?
“Anyway, your aunt could be a witch,” said Pepper. “In secret. She could be your aunt all day and go witching at night.” “Not my aunt,” said Wensleydale darkly. “An’ recipes,” said Brian. “New uses for leftover toad.” — Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witchby Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman TheContinue reading “Are you a recipe follower or dissenter?”
“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”
An Earth Day Post About Composting
He had heard about talking to plants in the early seventies on Radio Four, and thought it an excellent idea. Although talking is perhaps the wrong word for what Crowley did. What he did was put the fear of God into them. More precisely, the fear of Crowley. — Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate PropheciesContinue reading “An Earth Day Post About Composting”
Why Good Omens?
“Hell wasn’t a major reservoir of evil, any more than Heaven, in Crowley’s opinion, was a fountain of goodness; they were just sides in the great cosmic chess game. Where you found the real McCoy, the real grace and the real heart-stopping evil, was right inside the human mind.” ― Good Omens: The Nice and AccurateContinue reading “Why Good Omens?”