Living with abuse

My father had a fixation of sorts with a t-shirt he had that said ‘World’s Greatest Grandpa.’ I don’t remember who got it for him, but I know that he got his ‘world’s greatest Grandpa’ coffee cup because he made it quite clear that it hurt his feelings that Granny Tea had at least half a dozen and nobody had bothered to get him anything proclaiming his parallel excellence in his patriarchal role. Possibly we were too literal, and he didn’t want the assurance that we all imagined hell had been heaven on earth and psychopaths make perfect parents, but he just wanted assurance that we loved him anyway. ...more

St. Catherine

This picture is taken from a book called Old English Churches: Their Architecture, Furniture, Decoration, Monuments … By George Clinch, published in 1900. It tickles my fancy, even though the story behind it is not funny at all: ...more

Memorial Day

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. If you want to say something to them, here is what to say to any Vets and Veteran’s families you know, “Thank-you for your service. I’m thinking of the fallen today, I know you are, too.” From Webster’s 1828 Dictionary- Memorial: 1 ....more

K-Drama Review: Girl Who Sees Smells/ Sensory Couple

Sensory Couple- for the little to no amount of sex, language, and skin shown, I’d give this a solid G. For violence, it’s a strong PG13- it’s not that there’s a lot of graphic violence you actually have to see, but it’s kind of impossible to have a serial killer known for leaving a strange barcode on his victim’s arms (carved, not stamped) without being dark and creepy. The adorable romance part of this is ridiculously adorable and charming and very sweet, innocent,...more

Free Printables

Or just feast your eyes. The design comes from a colour plate of an arch/entrance in the agra. I found the plate in an old book online, but I already deleted that window and can’t remember the title ....more

The Dugger Scandal

I agree with those who note that there is a double standard in the media, and there are plenty of other child molesters the media knows and loves and covers for. I’m pretty sure if Josh came out of the closet as gay and it turned out his victims were little boys, many of those now squawking and gleefully pointing fingers would be gravely shaking their heads and folding their hands with steepled fingers as they spoke pseudointellectually about experimentation and gender fluidity and exploring one’s sexuality in an oppressive environment. If were a liberal film maker drugging and raping 13 year old girls, they’d give him awards ....more

Reading here, reading there, reading bits of everywhere

I know this is a shock, but CNN lied a whole bunch in their Feb, um, ‘report’ about white terror groups. ...more

Country Music Mashup

This is totally hilarious: IT’s by Sir Mashalot. He’s got a facebook page and he’s planning a release of a 25 song pop mash up soon. Songs in the same genre will sound similar because there are certain traits that fit a song in one genre rather than another ....more

Frugal Milkshake: From the Recipe Files

Cheap home-made milkshakes, and delicious, but not necessarily healthy, as you see. ...more

More Charlotte Mason Bookmarks

These have the twenty principles as found in the front of volume 6, plus a couple extra quotes because I could fit two more on the second page. Click to enlarge. ...more