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In Atlanta, a series of fatphobic billboard ads have been targeting kids. At her blog Dances with Fat: Health Comes in All Shapes and Sizes, Ragen Chastain is raising the money to put up “billboards and print media campaigns from a Health at Every Size® perspective to show kids of all sizes that they are… Read more »

Nobody Understands Me

Me at the local yummy vegetarian foodie place (Life Alive. Stupid name, delicious food. Also, no, I am not a vegetarian): I’d like the Romantic Wrap. Please add eggs and greens.The guy: The Romantic Wrap, add eggs and beets?Me: Eggs and greens.The guy: I’m afraid we don’t have any beans.Me: GREENS!  I WANT GREENS! ***My… Read more »

Home Again, YEE-HAW

You know it’s a good trip when you don’t pine for home even once. And you know you love your home when you get back and find yourself practically skipping from room to room because you’re so happy to be there. Three weeks is a long time to be away from home! All of my… Read more »

Stuff and Things

The mailman left me a package slip, and in the space where he was supposed to write down the name of the sender, he wrote “Poland.” …? Poland sent me a package? I’m guessing it’s copies of Fire (see snazzy cover —->) from my Polish publisher, Wydawnictwo Nasza Ksiegarnia. Can’t think why he didn’t just… Read more »


Hi everyone. I still exist. Apparently I am taking a small blog break! I didn’t see it coming or I would’ve announced it. But I’ve been doing some more travel, I’ve been having work meetings, I’ve been recuperating, I’ve been working on various categories of things, and somehow haven’t been feeling bloggy. I think a… Read more »

“I don’t believe in an afterlife, but I still fully expect to see my brother again”

Last Christmas, at my parents’ house, my nieces (who were about 16 months old at the time) kept telling us that they wanted to be read to, but every time their mother, codename: Cordelia, began a new book, they would get distracted, wander around, then come back a few minutes later with another book, asking… Read more »

Monday Randutiae

So, when I posted about Winter’s Bone a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that the main actress, Jennifer Lawrence (whom I greatly admired), is our future Katniss Evergreen. (Edit: EverDEEN. Can I blame that on my voice recognition software? It’s clearly read Harry Potter and a lot of Charles Dickens, but The Hunger Games… Read more »

No Blogging Juice

But I can share some awesomeness. First, want to see the views from an astronaut’s camera? <br/><a href=”” target=”_new”title=”View From An Astronaut’s Camera”>Video: View From An Astronaut’s Camera</a> Next, here’s something that cracked me up (click to enbiggen): Thanks to The Riot for creating it, and thanks to Hydrodynamically Captivating for bringing it to my… Read more »

Randutiae and Housekeeping for a Thursday

A few people have asked me for my reaction to the Wall Street Journal article by Meghan Cox Gurdon called “Darkness Too Visible.” (Here’s the subhead: “Contemporary fiction for teens is rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity. Why is this considered a good idea?”) So, here’s my reaction: Seriously? That old complaint again? I… Read more »