March 2012

Who Is the Enemy? Unions or Executives?

21 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

Unionbusting was a major theme in 2011; numerous companies moaned to the media about how they were having trouble meeting their costs because of those pesky unions. Some went as far as threatening (and declaring) bankruptcy over union negotiations, ...

One Day, One Night

20 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

I have a vision that when Persephone emerges from the underworld, flowers spring up in her footsteps. Delicate hyacinths and daffodils and nodding narcissus, tulips and irises. Spring flowers, bulbs, the things that grow deep underground in the ...

How Helpful! College Advice for Rich Kids!

19 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

There’s been a spate of news coverage lately offering college advice for people worried about the expenses associated with going to school, and thinking about how to develop more competitive applications. The cost of college attendance is ...

A Reminder: I’m At USC This Thursday!

19 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’ll be at USC this Thursday to give a talk on the desexualisation of people with disabilities with a bonus brief discussion on making queer spaces more disability-friendly, followed by a question and answer session. For a little taste of what ...

Miss Manners Says: Autonomy for All!

18 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’ve spent a lot of my life being told I am rude for asserting basic boundaries and making sure the spaces around me are comfortable for me and the people I love. I’m rude for not wanting to answer intrusive questions, I’m rude for ...

No Cries Over Spilt Oil in Nigeria

16 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

The news in 2009 and into 2010 was heavily occupied with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf; it made headlines in the US and around the world for months, and scores of people tuned in for live feeds of the ocean floor while engineers ...

The Great Congressional Wealth Gap

14 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

Examining politics in the US, there seems to be a growing disconnect between Congress and the people; the people are making their wants known, but Congress is not responding. Sometimes it appears to be doing the exact opposite, in fact, and citizens ...

Pests in the Garden

13 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

Most of the time, I don’t end up with significant gardening pest problems. I had a brief visit from aphids on my dahlias last year, which I resolved with some soapy water, and when some slugs moved in on my sage, I set out a dish of beer and ...
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