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Review: The Tale of the Dark Crystal

The Tale of the Dark Crystal by Donna Bass My rating: 4 of 5 stars View all my reviews
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Review: Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia

Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia by Richard Francis My rating: 4 of 5 stars View all my reviews

End Rape Culture in 2013 in the United States too

"We live in a country where politicians call rape a "gift from God" and suggest that women regularly lie about being raped. Where a group of young men in high school think so little of sexual assault that they thought it was fine - hilarious, even - to post pictures online of a passed out rape victim, and to live-tweet the rape, joking about the victim being urinated on. We live in a country where media as revered as The New York Times finds it necessary to describe an 11-year-old gang rape victim as "wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s.” Where a woman can be fired because her boss finds her "irresistable" [sic] and a woman's rape case falls flat because she isn't married.  It's time to acknowledge that the rape epidemic in the United States is not just about the crimes themselves, but our own cultural and political willful ignorance.  Rape is as American as apple pie - until we own that, nothing will change.

Mass. Cops Caught Egging Superior Officer’s Home

Gee Newton Cops, I only thought I would read something like that in a script for the old Car 54, Where Are You? series.  Meanwhile, I'm fairly sure the assault victims and unsolved murder victims  wished you applied the  same work ethic to solving their cases as you did to planning and executing this juvenile act.  Actually, they'd want better, because you guys got caught. Reblogged from NewsFeed: (NEWTON, Mass.) — Massachusetts police responding to reports of teenagers tossing eggs at a house last month got quite a surprise when they tracked down the suspects. A department spokesman tells the MetroWest Daily News   the three people who egged the house in Framingham early Dec. 11 were fellow law enforcement officers serving with the Newton police. They were off duty at the time.   Read more:

Historical Red Cross gear makes its way to Cambridge, Massachusetts

  Reblogged from RedCrossEastMA:     "Some old and really awesome Red Cross uniforms recently made their way to Cambridge, so naturally, we played dress up today."

Breaking News repost: Delhi gang-rape victim dies in hospital in Singapore

breakingnews : Delhi gang-rape victim dies in hospital in Singapore BBC News :  The 23-year-old woman gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has died at a Singapore hospital, doctors say. “The patient passed away peacefully at 4:45am on 29 Dec 2012,” a statement from the hospital said. The patient’s family had been by her side, it added. The 23-year-old had arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital. Follow updates on the story at Breaking News . Photo: A young woman, one hand covered in fake blood, takes part in a protest earlier Friday in Calcutta against the

Happy Birthday, Rose

                                                                  Rose Wilder Lane                                           (December 5, 1886, De Smet, Dakota Territory – October 30, 1968, Danbury, Connecticut)                                 American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist. Rose Wilder was first child of Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder and Almanzo Wilder. Rose was their only child to survive into adulthood.  Her mother, as author Laura Ingalls Wilder, wrote a series of children’s books about her life in the 1930s and 40s, that are now generally known as “The Little House” books.  They continue to