On Calls for Homeschooling in Response to DeVos

Reportedly, some progressive circles have seen calls for homeschooling in response to Betsy DeVos' confirmation as United States Secretary of Education. I suspect that this is primarily a made-up controversy. The pattern was predictable---first, several news articles showcasing a handful of tweets, and then a slew of conservative think-pieces mocking liberals for a supposedly widespread movement toward homeschooling in reaction to DeVos.Given that I was homeschooled and now have a daughter in … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 107: 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: Deportation, Homeschooling, and the TSA

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. Jackie Rayos-Garcia Tells About the Deportation of Her Mother, Guadalupe García de Rayos, on Teen Vogue---"On Wednesday, immigration authorities detained her mom, Guadalupe García de Rayos, who goes by Lupita. By Thursday morning, Lupita was deported to Mexico." Why Sanctuary Cities … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: Channelling My Inner Latin Nerd

A Voice in the Wind, pp. 34-47Rivers switches back and forth from one character's perspective to another, but not in the jerky unclear way in which Farris did so, and always in the third person. This can make for interesting reading---it gave us perspective into the thoughts and perception of the soldier who carried off Hadassah and her dying sister---but it can also be revealing in other ways.During the beginning of this section, we are shown the perspective of Severus Albanus Majorian, … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 106: 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: Radical Abolitionists, Cherry-Picked Stats, and Eve in the Garden

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. An Open Letter to Conservative Christian Parents from Your Liberal Children, on Reclamation Force---"We have spent our entire lives learning the intricate nuances of your views, not just the broad strokes. Please take the time to approach our views with genuine curiosity and learn abo … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: Fortune Telling

A Voice in the Wind, pp. 25-34It's chapter two, and we're switching gears---to Germania. Quick note for those not familiar with this book, it's actually part of a trilogy. The first book, this one, deals with the stories of Hadassah, a young Christian girl from Galilee, and Atretes, a young warrior from a German tribe. The second book brings Hadassah's story to a conclusion, and the third book follows up with Atretes, but in the first book their stories are intertwined---both in the book and … [Read more...]


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