Voice in the Wind: An Interlude with Decimus and Phoebe

Voice in the Wind, pp. 212-215I want to start by quoting a comment from last week's section: In the text, Marcus shows up and orders everyone around and says that all Claudius's money is now the Valerians'. Since Rivers made such a BIG DEAL about the special kind of marriage Julia had, I feel compelled to point out that in this special kind of marriage, Julia's and Claudius's property would NOT go to the Valerians. Since Julia is in the complete legal power of her husband, her and his … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 125: 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: Food, Strawmen, Tweets, and Thank Yous

Saturday Link Love is a 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."Are You Sure You Should Eat That?" on A. M. Leibowitz---"My kid is 11. Unless a child that age is under the care of a doctor, nutritionist, or other health professional, and a problem has been directly identified, here are the things they should not be doing (and absolutely NOT EVER un … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: The Death of Good Claudius

Voice in the Wind, pp. 201-211This week we're going to cover chapter 14. It begins like this: "They think it's my fault, " Julia said, tears streaming down her cheeks as she lay pale on her bed. "I see the way they look at me. They blame me for Claudius' death. I know they do. It's not my fault, Hadassah. It isn't, is it? I didn't want him to come after me." Her shoulders shook as she sobbed again."I know you didn't," Hadassah said gently, holding back her own tears as she tried to c … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 124: 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: Wonder Woman, Gun Control, Portland, and Kathy Griffin

Saturday Link Love is a 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. “Wonder Woman” Succeeds By Being More Than Anyone Could Have Expected, on Tom + Lorenzo---"We were pleasantly surprised to see that Diana’s sexuality was lightly touched upon and not remotely lingered over." What Trump Doesn't Understand About Gun Control in Great Britain, on The Atlanti … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: The Very Angry Gladiator

Voice in the Wind, pp. 186-200Atretes is to fight in the arena this week. Rivers says Atretes and those others who were scheduled to fight "were brought into an anteroom, where they were to wait until a contingent of guards would arrive to take them to the quarters beneath the arena." Rivers has read enough to know that the Colosseum has not yet been built, and hints at Marcus wanting that contract, but she does not appear to know that before this structure was built, the games were … [Read more...]


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