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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Lesbian Duplex 85: 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: Facebook, Christian Kindness, and Homeschooling

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.  Facebook Censors Iconic Vietnam War Photo Over Nudity, on New York Times---“Facebook not only has become a media company, but Mark Zuckerberg is the most powerful editor in chief in the world." They grew up as American citizens, then … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: WTF, Peter?

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 376-381This section is weirding me out. For one thing, the characters have suddenly decided they can't have sentences with things like clauses. Instead, every sentence must be short and choppy. More importantly, though, there's a lot of dialogue I simply can't imagine happening like this.As you will remember, Gordon is now dead, and Gwen has just remembered all those times Peter said he wished Gordon were dead. Peter does not … [Read more...]


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Just Let Me Ride the Train in Peace

You know how you sometimes come upon articles you're sure must be satire? Yeah. That just happened. The article is titled How to Talk to a Woman Who Is Wearing Headphones, by self-proclaimed relationship expert Dan Bacon.Let me start by saying that I could write the content for that article with one word: Don't. Women who wear headphones are doing so because they are listening to music or podcasts or what have you, and it is rude to interrupt (unless there's fire or blood or something like t … [Read more...]


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