Category Archives: Families

Fairy Families

Although I can’t actually find a post where I do so, I believe I’ve written before about how The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus mentions near the beginning that “[a]ll the immortals are full-grown; there are no children among … Continue reading

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Down in the Trumps

As easy as it is to mock Melania Trump, who recently said she’d stand up against cyber-bullying despite her husband being such a severe troll that he’s not even allowed to use his professional Twitter account anymore (I’m thinking he … Continue reading

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Princes Proving Their Prowess, Whatever That Means

Since the main theme of this year’s OzCon International was Rinkitink in Oz, with Captain Salt and Ozmapolitan sidelining, it’s not too surprising that the subject of boy protagonists in the Oz books would come up. And yes, there are … Continue reading

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Half-Assed Overparenting

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster, by Dave Barry – Barry’s latest book is a collection of essays all loosely related to the topic of happiness, although sometimes the connection is a stretch. He covers such … Continue reading

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In for Mike Pence, Out for Mike Pounds

I made a tweet today to the effect that 1 April would be the perfect time for Indiana to declare that their deceptively-named Religious Freedom Restoration Act is an elaborate hoax. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that’s happening. In truth, … Continue reading

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Birth in a Deathless Land

I’ve written before about how the Oz books handle the issue of aging, but I don’t think I’ve said much yet about childbirth, and Paul Dana’s The Magic Umbrella of Oz addresses that very topic. We’re told in The Tin … Continue reading

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Pray Away the Gay-Bashers

I just came across a link to this article on Facebook today. Seems that, despite Pope Francis’ insistence that he’s in no position to judge homosexuals, some of the cardinals are quite willing to do just that. Cardinal Raymond Burke … Continue reading

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