Rwandan rape victim photo wins prize

That’s the headline from Reuters, and its starkness is almost compulsory in light of the story behind the portrait. The woman below, Joseline Ingabire, is embracing her second daughter Leah, conceived after months of repeated rapes, while her first daughter… Read More ›

Friday Hoyden: a Flickrfind

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Hoydens, originally uploaded by shelley1685. These girls are relaxing at the annual Rabbit Stick gathering in… 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 ›

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 ›

Pedantry and puns

Last night, out with my family: Child: …and then you might get hit by a meteor and you’d be in real trouble! Other Child: Meteorite. Me: Well, no, a meteor is not a meteorite until it’s actually on the ground,… Read More ›