Our sources assure us that this study was published in a peer-reviewed journal. Certainly the research appears to have been exhaustive. Or exhausting. Tip-o'-the-hat to Grasping Reality with Both Hands.
Newly updated and expanded for Quivering Daughters. First published here September 26, 2009. Guilt, shame, and condemnation. Unspoken rules you have to live up to. Authoritarian leaders you can’t ever question. An exclusive “us-vs.-them” mentality. Subtle or not-so-subtle pressure to fit in. Barely veiled manipulation and peer pressure tactics. Fear of doing the wrong thing. Public […]
From Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men: Miss Tick sniffed. “You could say this advice is priceless,” she said. “Are you listening?” “Yes,” said Tiffany. “Good. Now…if you trust in yourself…” “Yes?” “…and believe in your dreams…” “Yes?” “…and follow your star…” Miss Tick went on. “Yes?” “…you’ll still get beaten by people who spent […]
Here's a simple test: If you didn't burst out laughing within 2.5 seconds, you may need to go to more concerts. Via F Minus.
Another in my series for Quivering Daughters I've been saving this for a rainy day, and I think it's gotten sufficiently damp. This got its start a few years ago as a comment on someone else's blog post and quickly gained a life of its own. The blog post in question was written by a […]
Those of you who are interested in fairy tales (hello, Mr. Pond) might have already heard of an online magazine called Enchanted Conversation. They publish original takes on classic fairy tales, which is a largely unique niche with a very dedicated audience. Enchanted Conversation just published their latest issue, and I'm delighted to announce that it includes a […]
Another in my series for Quivering Daughters ast week, Carrie got a cold. It was the kind of cold where medicine doesn’t really do much; until it gets better, you just have to wait, take some time off, and rest. The problem is that Carrie prefers to be active, so she’s not used to having […]
t would be hard to imagine a more remarkable journey to grace than the one John Newton took. A hard-living, reckless, profligate young sailor in the 18th-century British slave trade, Newton openly blasphemed God and actively influenced others to abandon their faith. His life led steadily downward until he wound up enslaved and abused by […]
Another in my weekly series for Quivering Daughters funny thing happens when you spend time with someone. When I was in college, I studied music with a composer named Edwin Childs. I had several classes and weekly lessons with him, absorbing as much knowledge as I possibly could. Music theory, harmony, counterpoint, hymnology, you name […]