Politics & Equality, Writing

The Trouble with Isms

Between the stuff in the new about the "self-proclaimed misogynist" arrest in Romania, comments about autism and criminality, and various other things that have been going on in my real world lately, I've been thinking about the trouble with all the isms. Here's my conclusion. All the isms are based on the precept that different… Continue reading The Trouble with Isms

Climate change

Climate Change Collective Post 5: How Our Need to Shop is Ruining Our Planet

The wonderful Alison from Sustainably Simple Life has shared the fifth post in the series being run by the Climate Change Collective. We live in a world that is dominated by capitalism and consumerism–and it is ruining our planet. Not everyone reading this post will live in a capitalist society, but I bet a lot of… Continue reading Climate Change Collective Post 5: How Our Need to Shop is Ruining Our Planet

Children, Christmas, Crafts, Making stuff

Making stuff 22: needle felt gonk

By large boy (the gonk, not the blog post), entirely his own design made up as he went along. Yesterday's advent activity was "crafts", which drew a disappointed sigh. I'd bought a couple of kits to make a wreath and pompom gonks because I am not crafty myself. But the boys were thoroughly unimpressed. So… Continue reading Making stuff 22: needle felt gonk