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Date:2013-05-09 19:37
Subject:Bullies and different perspectives
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I've gone and written about bullying and mused about schoolyard incidents over on artbeco:
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/2013/05/bullies.html

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Date:2013-03-13 17:25
Subject:Consonance photos up the wazoo
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https://plus.google.com/photos/109550079873094967998/albums/5852297177559717105

... will take you to a Google+ album of mine where I've put all of the Consonance weekend photos. Be warned; there are a LOT of them. Lots of Ookla, open filk, before and after the con, that sort of thing. I didn't get to that much of the actual programming, just a few of the concerts due to driving hither and yon for kids and cats and dogs and such. But it was a fantastic convention, and so great to see and hang out with lots of our long-time friends from all over.

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Date:2013-02-15 23:04
Subject:Las Vegas, gymnastics, gender roles, and atomic bombs. What a way to turn 12.
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I've blathered on at length over on artbeco about our adventures in Las Vegas this past weekend:
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2013-01-31 14:20
Subject:Decluttering
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Having a hard time dealing with time and all that gets left behind...
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2013-01-24 12:56
Subject:Doing it all. Or not.
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I've gone and rambled on at length over on artbeco: http://artbeco.blogspot.com/
I've really hesitated to post this one, (as I do with most of my posts, actually) since it's a bit ranty and the tendency might be to simply dismiss my ravings with a wave and tell me to get off my butt and go do something useful. But there you go.

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Date:2012-10-01 13:35
Subject:Religions...
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I don't usually talk about religion; it's a touchy topic at best. I've gone ahead and risked it over on artbeco. I'm not looking to get flamed, here, just relating my thoughts and what happened last night.
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2012-05-09 18:26
Subject:Spring is hard.
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Mood: thoughtful

Thinking out loud about my dad, over on artbeco:
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2012-05-01 12:39
Subject:Crazy Making
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Mood: frustrated

I've put up a new blogpost over on artbeco:
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

I've gotten some interesting links to things from various disparate friends over the last few days and they keep converging in a wild way that made me think I needed to put them together and muse out loud about it all. Artists, creatives, society and all that.

I should maybe caveat and say that everything is fine, I don't have much to complain about, but then if nobody ever speaks up about this sort of inconvenient truth, how will it ever change and get better? I haven't even gotten into the craziness over women's basic rights, and I think for now, for my own sanity I'd better not. I don't want to give myself a stroke or something...

Off to do laundry and clean up and work out some of that frustration. Cutting up lots of boxes for recycling is amazingly therapeutic that way.

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Date:2012-04-02 18:37
Subject:Hunger Games
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Mood: busy

I went and wrote a screed over on artbeco about the Hunger Games movie and all of its implications for today's American youth. Probably just as depressing and pompous as it sounds.
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

In other news, in case I didn't mention it elsewhere, Casey went and scored in the top six for the State of California in gymnastics and thus goes on to the Western Regionals as one of their All Star Team. In two weeks, in Reno.
Also, he just won first place for the entire fifth grade for his Science Fair project. His project then goes on to the Regional finals for fifth grade. Woot!

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Date:2012-03-08 23:17
Subject:Consonance pictures!
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Mood: tired

Posting a link here for anybody who might like to see pictures from this past weekend's Consonance:
https://picasaweb.google.com/109550079873094967998/ConsonanceMusicConMarch2012

This links to my Picasa site; there's a set of the various photos that I managed to grab during the sporadic times I managed to actually be at the con. I missed many concerts, so if you don't find yourself in these, my apologies- it's not on purpose!

I suggest clicking on the 'slideshow' button and sitting back to watch- it's more fun that way. And feel free to download any you fancy having; Picasa makes it pretty easy to get your own copies and make prints too.

It was a lovely con, as always; wonderful guests and great Mistress of Toast (of course). I was so happy that I got to hear the Three Weird Sisters' concert- they were pretty darned amazing and had this rather quiet but hilarious stage banter going on. Great concert, ladies, and thanks for coming out.

And many, many thanks to our hardworking con-com for all they do behind the scenes to put on a flawless con for the rest of us. You throw a wonderful party.

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Date:2012-02-29 23:15
Subject:good friends and kid bullies
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Mood: busy

I went and talked about friends and affirmations and kid bullies, all in one day: http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

Hoping I get a chance to see people at Consonance this weekend, though I'll be gone a fair amount due to kidly obligations (Casey has a gymnastics meet Sunday morning and there are lots of kid things going on Friday night.) One way or another, here's hoping everyone there has a wonderful time and hope to see y'all there!
*hugs*

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Date:2012-02-21 22:53
Subject:life is good
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Mood: thoughtful

Musing out loud over on artbeco about stuff, life and smacks upside the head.
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2012-01-31 21:12
Subject:balls in the air...
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Mood: tired

I've gone and blathered out loud over on artbeco about kid essays, history, famous people and waiting for balls to fall back down:
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2012-01-04 16:16
Subject:Luck and money
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I've gone and mused out loud about luck, money and that damned Puritan work ethic.
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2011-12-06 19:18
Subject:Gumption, or lack thereof
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Mood: tired

I've gone and spilled my guts over on artbeco:
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2011-11-21 17:50
Subject:Occupy Oakland
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Mood: tired

I've gone ahead and written about our experiences at Occupy Oakland's General Assembly this past Wednesday night. I don't expect everyone to agree with me, just passing along my own observations about the experience:
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2011-10-31 17:05
Subject:Samhain
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Mood: thoughtful

Happy Samhain, or Halloween.
I've gone and posted some pumpkin pics over on my blog:
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

This year has been so insane, I haven't had time to carve any really cool pumpkins this year, but the old ones are out on the porch now, along with the real Jack-O-Lanterns we carved on Saturday over at Karen's. The boys got to carve their own pumpkins this year and they really got into it.

Here's hoping that the turning of this season marks a return to sanity, in many places and in many ways. Maybe the increasing darkness will bring some time for reflection and introspection and a bit less pressure to fill every moment with busyness and little coherent thought.

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Date:2011-10-24 23:28
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Mood: tired

I've gone and whinged a bit over on artbeco about boys and homework and suchlike.
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2011-10-14 14:46
Subject:Age of Reason
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Mood: sad

I've gone and talked politics over on artbeco.
http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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Date:2011-10-04 14:29
Subject:Seanan's Book Party
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Mood: amused

I've gone and posted a big ol' link fest over on artbeco about Seanan's Book signing party last Sat. Short version: it was tons of fun. Long version... well, there's a lot of links and blather over there:

http://artbeco.blogspot.com/

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