November 2012

What Do We Want for Our Children?

30 November, 2012 // 0 Comments

Battles over education policy are raging across the US this year, part of a long and explosive buildup that’s created acrimonious relationships between teachers, administrators, parents, children, policymakers, and others involved in the ...

Pink Boys, Tomboys, and Bias

28 November, 2012 // 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of coverage of pink boys in the media this year, which, on the one hand, is really exciting. I like seeing people discussing gender nonconforming children and talking about the various forms gender expression can take. And ...

Wanted: Good Soil Management

26 November, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you’re a nerd, like me, you’re aware that one of the emerging issues in agriculture is soil management, and it’s a critical issue that people in general should be concerned about, because, uh, soil is pretty important. If you ...

Book Review: Unpsoken, by Sarah Rees Brennan

24 November, 2012 // 0 Comments

I was really looking forward to the release of Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, and darted out to buy a copy the minute it hit the bookstore. Then I read it a few times, as one does, in order to fully ponder over everything in it so I could write ...

Little Movement on Carriage Horse Reform

22 November, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last year, I wrote about the plight of carriage horses in New York, highlighting the fact that horses are being abused to provide people with quaint, romantic, nostalgic rides in and around Central Park. Cities across the US have similar carriage ...
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