Culture Vulture – Quirky

First it was bossy, now it’s quirky. The list of words to be ruled out when describing women is growing. Recent reviews of the American artist/filmmaker Miranda July’s debut novel, The First Bad Man, sparked a backlash among those angry at repeated use of the q-word...

Read it and tweet

Not long after joining Twitter I followed a user whose short biography on the micro-blogging site announced, “I’m going to read Ulysses, but I want to finish the internet first.” It made me laugh because, like most of the funniest things in life, it...

Feeling Sheepish

My husband likes to call us hobby farmers. Asked recently what exactly that meant, he replied, “Oh, it means we are farmers who have absolutely no idea what we’re doing”. It got a laugh, but it’s also a fairly accurate assessment of the situation. We’re not really...

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