Mood: Big River
First gentrification, then the Sith.
“Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.”
Judy Blume (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
Saw this on my dash just as I finished formatting a teacher’s companion for this year’s CBLDF Liberty Annual and, yeah, I agree with this.
PREACH it, Judy.
Now that my oldest daughter can read, I find this really challenging. The instinct to protect your children, physically and emotionally, runs stronger than rational thought. I remind myself that I learned to read at the same age, and no book ever hurt me or made me a lesser person.
Mood: Joe Versus the Volcano
I saw Joe Versus the Volcano in the theater, and it’s been in my Top 5 favorite movies ever since.
If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.
Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.”
After five years of tagging along at veterinary conferences, I can tell you that not all veterinarians look alike, but they all look like veterinarians.
Word cloud from Bob Larson’s “Satanism: the Seduction of America’s Youth”(1989).
If you’re not familiar with Bob Larson, then you might remember his protégés, the Teenage Exorcists.
Stephen what are you DOING lately