So many shots taken from plane windows are rather pedestrian, but the mountains silhouettes against the sunrays and the clouds make this one pretty spectacular.
Month: October 2007
Kid-farming for fun and profit
So. Childcare. There was a great comment by Jo on Larvatus Prodeo about the economic history of community-based and for-profit childcare . It’s buried in a long thread, so I thought I’d pull it out here, as it deserves more… Read More ›
Pass it on
The GetUp! Save Our Senate 3-party ad is now on YouTube. The funding for free-to-air broadcast is limited, so the more people who see it the better.
[image source] Today’s Pravda brings us: “Every woman has five reasons to recover her virginity”, a three-page promotorial for hymenoplasty surgery. No longer merely a tool for fooling hapless hubbies, revirginisation is the new sexual empowerfulment for the noughties. Excerpts:… Read More ›
Get your Gender Essentialist bingo cards ready, but this time so that we can cross off various myths being vigorously debunked. First the headline and teaser: The difference myth We shouldn’t believe the increasingly popular claims that boys and girls… Read More ›
Flounder of the week: Andrew Quah
[image source] The Herald reports: Mr Quah told the Herald yesterday he thought it was possible that he had posed for the compromising photographs. “I might have been drunk off my face or my political enemies might have drugged me.”… Read More ›
Mondayitis cure: kid art
Pirate Ship Pinkus. (“because the pirate ship’s name is “Pinkus”, because it’s a very old ship. Well, that’s a crows-nest with a flag, and a sail, there’s the captain, and that blue bit down the bottom is the ocean. And… Read More ›
Request: epistemology for newbies?
I feel there’s a hole in my book-larnin’. I’ve never really read any formal epistemology, just picked bits and pieces up as I go along. Can anyone recommend any web- (or uni website-) available, chapter/article-length introduction to general principles and… Read More ›
“Ew” baby gear du jour.
Spotted on ivillage: [description: baby T-shirt sloganned “I Drink Alone”, with a feeding bottle in place of the letter “I” in “drink”.]
Born to be aloud?
Image Source: screen capture from this news story Obviously not! Only the quiet gays should adopt children! My descent into spelling snark here is a form of deflection, I guess, from pondering sadly just how much Rudd is going to… Read More ›