We were planning to start watching some Star Trek. Lad: Do they have laser guns? Me: Let me think. Yes, they do have laser guns of some sort. Blasters, I think they call them. And they’ve got communicator devices, and… Read More ›
I’ve moved my comments responding to Linda here because otherwise it is derailing Helen’s thread. This is for the record, it’s combative and not particularly edifying, but for the sake of transparency it’s being published and can be discussed by… Read More ›
Otterday! And Open Thread.
Today’s otter is brought to you by “Eric”, via Sea Otter Scoop: The Official Blog of the Otter Project. The Otter Project exists to promote the rapid recovery of the California sea otter, an indicator of near shore ocean health,… Read More ›
A national electronic health & social record
I’m officially creeped right the fuck out by Trevor Kerr’s article in Croakey, “Why the secrecy about data, when it could help everything from influenza to child protection“. I find any suggestion of national electronic medical records disturbing at the… Read More ›
Feminism Friday: bell hooks on parenting and feminism
I’m reading bell hooks’ Feminist Theory; From Margin to Center. Coincidentally, I started reading Chapter Ten, “Revolutionary Parenting”, just after reading this thread at Feministe, “Sacrifice, Parenting, and Feminism“, particularly bfp’s comments (21-24, 41-42). It also serves as an important… Read More ›