Ghosts By Telgemeier, Raina Graphic Novel, Paperback $10.99 Publisher: Scholastic Graphix ©2016 Imagine a ghost story which is a celebration of life. Maybe you’ve read some of those, and maybe not. Ghosts is the story of Catrina, a.k.a. Cat, and her younger sister, Maya. Maya has a chronic health condition which demands daily attention and shortens her life expectancy, and Cat tries to look out for her sister while attempting to have a full life herself. I don’t want to give away too much in this story, so I’ll stick to vague info. Cat and Maya move to a town where … Continue reading Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier (Review)
FORGET PARENTAL ENTITLEMENT. YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO HARM YOUR CHILDREN AND THEN CLAIM YOU’VE ACTED IN THEIR BEST INTEREST. IF YOU DAMAGE YOUR CHILDREN’S LIVES WITH ABUSE, YOU DAMAGE THE WORLD. YOUR ACTIONS ARE NOT JUSTIFIED, AND YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM. YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE. Continue reading Domino Effect
MY MOTHER WAS A VERY, VERY FUNNY, OUTRAGEOUS, OUTSPOKEN PERSON, AND SHE NEVER EDITED ME. HER WHOLE LIFE WAS IF ANYBODY HAD A PROBLEM WITH ME, TELL THEM TO GO TO HELL. — TIG NOTARO Continue reading Tig Notaro Quotation
IF YOU BEHAVE HONORABLY WITH EVERYONE BUT YOUR CHILDREN, YOU HAVE NOT EARNED THE RIGHT TO CALL YOURSELF AN HONORABLE PERSON. Continue reading No Shortcuts With Honorable Behavior
This blog post would get tedious if I tried to explain why the topic arose this morning. It was one of those stream of consciousness things which makes sense to the person experiencing it, but causes yawning fits for everyone else. I hope that first paragraph caused you to yawn. I’m a control freak that way. My family had some issues with history and our own ethnicity. In case you’re wondering, Helen Christie is a pseudonym for an even more British-sounding name. My father’s side of the family acknowledged only the British in their bloodline. On the rare occasions when … Continue reading I’m Part Irish. Get Over It.