Gimbling in the Wabe – Blinders

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(In which there is profanity as a point of discussion and talk of partial nudity in the same vein; even though it’s all pretty genial, consider yourself warned.) I was perusing Pinterest the other day, looking for ideas for a dinnertime meal that all the disparate palates in my family maybe, just maybe, might agree [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Words of Power

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When I was young, we were not allowed to swear.  Nor to take the name of the Lord in vain.  It wasn’t just profane words, not just swear words, but ugly words, too.  We weren’t allowed to say “crap.”  Or “geeze” (too much like “Jesus”, I guess).  So for years, even as an adult, the [….]

'Robopocalypse' Asked to be Removed from High School Reading List

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From i09: Every now and then, a parent complains about their child being exposed to a science fiction book that contains challenging ideas or language — most notoriously, last year there was the whole kerfuffle over Ender’s Game. But the latest outcry is over what might be the most unexpected text of them all: Robopocalypse, [….]