A call for submissions

Originally posted on The Matticus Kingdom:
Okay, okay… so, it’s actually a reminder about a call for submissions… But, that’s just semantics, or something like that. Anyway… Silver Star Labs is still accepting submissions for the Father’s Words to their Children charitable project.  Please take a moment to click on this link, write something up,…

To Light a Fire

Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:
Ujjian, India Myanmar/Burma To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. – Victor Hugo Yugoslavia China I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. – Jorge Luis Borges Rome, Italy Chiang Mai, Thailand Mumbai,…

Short Story Sunday: The Changeling

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Goblins are known to steal sweet babies of Humans and replace them with Changelings. Lovely happy babies will suddenly seem to change. Well they have. Your baby has been replaced by a crying, unhappy, grouchy, nasty, Goblin Changeling. Sometimes the horrible Changelings are left to die on the doorsteps of…

Northren Lights

Originally posted on Flash!!:
Again? Are you fucking kidding me? Alright. I will tell you again, from the beginning. I will warn you, though, you are not going to like or believe anything I say. You are not going to believe a single fucking word. Why? Well, because, I don’t believe a single word that…

A Light That No Band of Old Men Can Dim

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
I usually blog about parenting and Vampires with posts that are funny, and weird, and entertaining. I’ll get back to that soon. Lately I’m thinking about other things. I’m thinking about real horrors that our kids face. Parenting isn’t always easy, especially when the world seems to have gone insane…

Teens

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Half a dozen teens ate Tide Pods. About half a million people tweeted about it. Twenty million believed that half a million kids were eating Tide Pods. Thirty Million posted memes on Facebook about kids eating Tide Pods. Those same people are now criticizing kids for speaking out against school…

Presidential Fabric — streetsofsalem

I always commemorate Presidents Day by remembering all (or many) of our presidents rather than just Washington and Lincoln: different themes each year have yielded interesting perspectives on both the institution and the individuals. This year, for instance, as I looked through several archives of textiles associated with presidential campaigns and commemoration, I was surprised…

Listen to our children. Call out BS

A little child will lead them all. For the past few days I’ve been seeing superheroes. Superheroes like Emma Gonzalez, a teenager standing in the middle of unthinkable grief, speaking the boldest, most courageous truth to a country starved for it and to leaders willfully resistant to own it. In days that should be filled…… via…

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Originally posted on anotherfoodieblogger:
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles I made cookies!! Yes indeed, I really did. Most of you who know me are aware that me and flour and baking don’t really get along so well. And they actually came out pretty spectacular if I don’t say so myself. (Oh but my family told me too, along…