Attitudes Toward War Exemplified in Friendly Persuasion

Earlier this years, something in the Speaking with Joy Chesterton episode with Boze Herrington triggered me to think about the topics pacifism/just war/protection in Friendly Persuasion (I love this film, it is so sweet and homey and unexpectedly deep) with actors Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, and Anthony Perkins. It centers around a Quaker family in… Continue reading Attitudes Toward War Exemplified in Friendly Persuasion

Reading is NOT a Golden Ticket (Silver Bullet?) to Being a Better Person and More Reading Links

I’m fundamentally contrarian. I’m also currently obsessed in noticing when people are promoting something as a golden ticket or silver bullet or whatever. Which I think often involves using a correlation-causation fallacy. One of these is reading makes a person better. A lot of people who read a lot like to label themselves and set… Continue reading Reading is NOT a Golden Ticket (Silver Bullet?) to Being a Better Person and More Reading Links

The Rake gets the Virgin and the Harpy gets the Angel Boy

“You could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.” I LOVE the film Catching Fire, and I always think Peeta is an angel. But thinking that and with all the Georgette Heyer books in my mind . . . Georgette Heyer novels represent an/the old type of common thinking, the men do what they… Continue reading The Rake gets the Virgin and the Harpy gets the Angel Boy

Nonsense Words and Speech And Is Your Native Tongue Sarcasm?

Do you ever do intentional nonsense words and names and intentionally misused phrases in your family, just for the heck of it? Or does that not boat your float? I should keep a list of our nonsense words and nicknames. Rubicon instead of Becky, Balibbalubalah instead of Lizzie. My brother was Buddy boy, Sonny Boy,… Continue reading Nonsense Words and Speech And Is Your Native Tongue Sarcasm?

Sports and Snobbery and My New Sort of Series.

So, I have some stereotype opinions sort of series I want to do. I’m not going to dive super deep, just have some commentary on things that grind my gears. Starting with some false dichotomies, a lot involving gender stereotypes. Have you heard any comments or conversations about this. “I don’t like sports, I’m intellectual.”… Continue reading Sports and Snobbery and My New Sort of Series.

Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

I don’t know if all of these are unpopular, they are just opinions/arguments (not the same thing) I rarely see expressed or are expressed and then scorned. But I have a limited exposure. A lot of these are my ideals. I’m SUCH a mood reader. I feel like I need some escapist reading. I don’t… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions