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Red Writing Hood...
The Suicide of Reason in Canada
Pajamas Media
Call me crazy ...
30 Hours in 30 Days
Third Wave Feminism
I'm angry.
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Sunday, September 05, 2010
Red Writing Hood...
I'm here to tell you that I'm moving... 

You can find my new blog at www.RedWritingHood.ca
  The Writing Mother
  posted at 9:17 PM

Sunday, January 20, 2008
The Suicide of Reason in Canada
My latest post is up at Pajamas Media.
  The Writing Mother
  posted at 2:33 PM

Sunday, September 30, 2007
Pajamas Media
I'm excited!

Guess who is a Canadian Correspondant for Pajamas Media?


  The Writing Mother
  posted at 10:10 AM

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Call me crazy ...
Or not... but I'm pretty sure Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is simply going to go home and claim that 9/11 didn't actually happen. Because he has not been allowed to see Ground Zero. Do I think he should be allowed?

No, not really. But I question my own reasons. The terrorists were neither Iranian nor Shi'ite. They were Sunnis from Saudi. So am I saying anyone from "over there" should not be allowed at Ground Zero? I don't really know.

Some interesting takes from the blogosphere:

Matt Sanchez: “I’m never surprised by what my school Columbia University will do or say, not even when they’ll invite men like Ahmadinejad to speak but will refuse people like Ann Coulter or members of the United States military.”

Minding the Campus: Who’s too extreme for Columbia? A quotes game.

Columbia University Spoof Site

(Hat tips, as always, to Pajamas Media)
  The Writing Mother
  posted at 7:11 AM

Thursday, August 30, 2007
30 Hours in 30 Days
I took part in a teleconference yesterday that was quite simple... just a guy talking about his new time management strategy. Still, I was quite impressed. He wasn't just talking about his plan, he was soliciting feedback.

I think I'm going to try it (Starting Sept 1).

Basically you set out 30 hours worth of tasks to complete in 30 days.

What I like about it is that it doesn't interfere with my daily listmaking. And even better, you don't need to replace the tasks, you just complete that list.

Because if I try really hard... I can create a neverending list of tasks to complete....


  The Writing Mother
  posted at 5:04 PM

Third Wave Feminism
Dej is starting a great discussion over at Mama Needs A Book Contract about "post-feminism".

Personally, I don't like the term "post-feminism" because I don't want to say I'm past feminism. But at the same time, I now realize that I identify with Feminism. But I'm what you call a Third Wave Feminist.

Basically, the third wave has challenged the belief that there was one way that women thought. One "universal female identity" or that any one person can define feminism for anyone else. And I think that's sort of what the post-feminists believe.

But there's a very small difference (in my opinion). The Post-Feminists want to move past Feminism, where the Third Wave wants to redefine the term. I like that. I like redefining and repurposing the term for myself.


  The Writing Mother
  posted at 10:19 AM

Monday, May 07, 2007
My Writing Mother blog is currently "locked" by silly Blogger because they think it's a "spam blog"... Geez, I don't even know what that is!

Just tryin' to provide some information free of charge on the blogging superhighway people!!


  The Writing Mother
  posted at 11:11 AM

Saturday, April 21, 2007
I'm angry.
Do you know what really makes me mad?

(Lots of things?)

When family members screw their family over. I have an uncle who is the most irresponsible person. I may have blogged about him in the past.

My aunt and grandmother have things in a storage facility that he is responsbile for. Some things have intense personal value... such as the moss bag that my aunt had for her son. They are aboriginal and this is about as personal as that one baby blanket that your child was never without for the first year of his life. You cannot replace it.

Well my uncle gets his mail at my mother's house and I signed for a registered letter for him there. It was the storage facility. He hadn't paid the bill.

I called my aunt and told her, she flipped out and called her brother. Why didn't I call him? Because he's a very angry person and would simply tell me to pi$$ off.

She has been giving him money for this storage as she lives about ten hours away. Obviously he's been drinking away the money.

Today in the paper was a notice that the contents of the storage would be sold. I tried to call my aunt again but there was no answer. I called my mother, figuring she might care that her mother's furnature and her sister's personal items were going to be sold.

My mother was irritated that I was interfering. She didn't want to get involved in "his business".

She phoned him. He said "it's taken care of".

She called me back to tell me that.

So I called the storage people.

Money is still outstanding. It's been owed for over two months, so it hasn't been "taken care of". Is it right to lie to your family? I am mad that he is lying to everyone, that he's so irresponsible and that I know if I phone him he will get self-righteous and mad back at me when HE is the one in the wrong.


  The Writing Mother
  posted at 1:55 PM

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