Archive for February, 2009

A few of my favorite books

New Toy alert!
Presenting Shelfari… and yah, a little too fun (been playing for an hour or so). I recommend searching for classics or by topic!

What are your favorite books? Let me know or add me as a friend here: http://www.shelfari.com/o1517930583

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Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog

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Orangeline loveliness


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Ah, the beloved Orange line of our most venerable DC metro system.

It did NOT have a good day.

First there was the derailment (2 hour delay, morning rush.)

Then there was the OTHER derailment.

Then, right about the time Washwords was heading home to see her honey and make italian sausage tortellini, there was the “single tracking” between two stops at the end of the orange line, VA country. Estimated time Read the rest of this entry »

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Unsilencing the Silence through Words

My amazingly talented “bloggy friend” (one of many, wow you people are amazing) Maggie Dammit is deciding to use her talent for good. She’s using her writing, to help those who may feel they’ve lost their voices, are afraid to raise them loudly enough, speak out. She has created

Violence UnSilenced and I’ll let her tell you more herself:

The day I announced I’d be starting a domestic violence blog, I signed up for two Google alerts. Any time the words “domestic violence” and “murder suicide” appeared in the national news, I wanted to know about it. At the time I wasn’t exactly sure what this new blog would be, and I thought the alerts would be a good start, a practical way to stay up to date on blogworthy news items. I thought it would give me ideas. I expected a handful of emails and a truckful of inspiration.

But from day one my inbox was bombarded. In fact, I was so overwhelmingly inundated by domestic violence and sexual assault related emails that I had to cancel the alerts to preserve my sanity. I’m not gonna lie; I felt very discouraged and small. I felt like this was a mistake. I knew this was a huge issue, but I’d never really looked at the Read the rest of this entry »

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