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
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
“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
How to tell accents apart 4 Amazing Things About Languages I feel like I’ve linked all the Wired videos this guy has done. I wish he had his own channel with videos on all the different accents. It’s just so fascinating and lovely listening to an expert, everything I’d heard/read before was from the perspective… Continue reading Accents and Language
I’ve heard lots of people throwing around the term “toxic masculinity.” I don’t think that is helpful, because the discussions seems to often contain, the if some, then all fallacy both in terms of men and masculinity. All masculinity is not toxic. There is this idea that all manly men are awful, that is inherit… Continue reading Masculinity and Sweetness
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?
I tend to relate to a lot of them tomboys in books like Jo and her counterpart Skye Penderwick in terms of temperament. But I’m not a tomboy, I relate to the Megs in terms of domesticity and to the Amys and Annes in terms of taste. It gets kind of irritating to read about… Continue reading Those Tom Boy, Strong Girl, Alpha Female Stereotypes
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.
Catherine at Based on the Book tagged me with the Liebster Award. I always love any sort of tag, it means someone else did part of the brainwork for a blog post, lol. And continuing with my laziness, I’m not going to think of questions or tag people, but if you want to answer her… Continue reading Liebster Award
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
Eva and Olivia did this tag recently, and I thought it would be fun to steal it. 5 Things You’ll Find in My Purse I don’t think I have anything unusual in my purse, also, I have a smallish, crossbody since that seems to work best for my current situation, so not much will fit… Continue reading 5 Things Tag
I couldn’t figure out or did something wrong when trying to transfer my blogger blog posts over the first time. But for some reason, I only had to try one thing this time (pretty sure it was redoing what I did before), and it worked. So all the posts that I left on my old… Continue reading Blog Update: All My Old Posts Are Available Now