Lesbian Duplex 87: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: 5th Grade, Race, and Pickup Artists

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.Note: Inclusion does not imply full agreement.  A 5th-grader wrote 7 rules for talking to girls — but grown-ups could learn from them too, on Upworthy---"Specifically, she is fed up with a boy in her class named Noah, who, like many fifth grade boys, hasn't quite figured out how to … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Lynn to the Rescue!

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 387-391It's Thursday morning and Gwen is off to visit Lynn, her only friend. Because before she became a Christian and joined Peter's church she had no friends. Apparently. Anyway. Lynn's older children were busy at work in the school room when Gwen arrived. The younger children were playing in the adjacent family room with legos, blocks, and cars. Lynn asked her oldest son to watch the younger ones. Can attest---this is an … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 86: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Forced Marriage, Leaving Church, and “Black-on-Black” Crime

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.Note: Inclusion does not imply full agreement.Uncovering the Problem of Forced Marriage in the U.S., on PBS NewsHour---"I knew that I wasn’t going to say no. This was God’s will. God had spoken. And it was just not even an option."Black Students Don’t Even Get an Equal Educa … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Sir Peter the Irrational

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 381-387As you remember, Peter is in the wilderness skipping work. Gwen is grieving Gordon. Gwen was awakened by a ringing telephone at 9:30 Friday morning. What is this magic?! Gwen must be taking the week off of work due to her ex's death, and her parents must be smuggling Casey out of the house before 7:00 each morning and taking her for donuts and then to the park, because I cannot for the life of me think of any other way Gwen c … [Read more...]


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In America, Cops Are Fired for Not Shooting

There are legitimate reasons a cop might be let go for not firing their gun. Perhaps there is an active shooter, and the cop freezes up. Perhaps . . . actually, that is the only scenario I can think of where a cop might be let go for not firing their gun, and even there the root problem is freezing up, not failing to discharge a weapon. And that is not what happened to Stephen Mader, an ex-marine fired by the Weirton, West Virginia, Police Department for not shooting a suicidal man holding an u … [Read more...]


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