Day: March 26, 2011

Voter Intimidation

I had a rather unpleasant experience when I went to vote in my first state election. As we know, I voted in my first federal election last year, and it was a wonderful experience. All the party volunteers out the…

Diana Wynne Jones, 1934-2011

I’m sorry to have to tell you that Diana Wynne Jones, the much-loved British fantasy author, has just lost her life to cancer. According to her official website, she has two forthcoming books; it’s strange to think that new things…

Just saying no

A quick pointer to a couple of interesting posts on the “art of no” at CaptainAwkward.com, a highly informative, often hilarious, and thoroughly feminist advice blog. In the first post, the Captain notes that: Women are socialized to make men…