Category Archives: Body Image

Commonwealth of Common Wealth

Utopia, by Sir Thomas More, translated and introduced by Clarence H. Miller – This book introduced to world the fictional country that even now is used to mean an ideal society, from the Greek meaning either “no place” or “good place.” … Continue reading

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Blood on My Internet Page

This post is mostly about music, but there’s a bit of non-musical listening featured as well. She Makes War, Brace for Impact – I wrote about Laura Kidd’s last album, Direction of Travel, two years ago. Her latest release, largely … Continue reading

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Super-Duper Superficial

I’m inclined to think that, as humans, we all have somewhat of a tendency to be superficial. It’s not fair, but it’s incredibly common. What I’m particularly interested in here, however, is how people will mix superficial complaints in with … Continue reading

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We’re Fed Right Up with Diets

I came across a link to this article on Tumblr, and I’d say it’s spot-on. So much advertising for food these days is of the “you don’t have to feel guilty when you eat this” variety, which of course implies … Continue reading

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Did You Happen to See the Most Beautiful Girl in the World?

As I recently found out on Tumblr, scientists have found the most beautiful woman in the world, and she just happens to be blonde-haired and blue-eyed. Nice to know Hitler’s scientists are still getting work. Seriously, though, my wife has … Continue reading

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Mummies for Dummies

Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, translated by Raymond O. Faulkner – The Book of the Dead, more accurately translated “Book of Going Forth by Day,” is a collection of spells used in ancient Egyptian funerary rites. It isn’t really … Continue reading

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Come On Barbie, Let’s Go Party

A conversation Beth and I were having last night led to me looking up when they stopped making Skipper dolls, and apparently they haven’t. There have been a LOT of dolls over the years advertised as Barbie’s sisters, some of … Continue reading

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Obama vs. Obesity

Not too long ago, Bill Maher did a bit on how ridiculous it is for Republicans to criticize Michelle Obama’s nutrition and health campaign, because it’s just such an innocuous thing. For the most part, I agree. One thing that … Continue reading

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