Link Love

Revanche has excellent and important links this week.

We need more articles like this one.

(Not) vacationing back to normal

Revanche asks what to do with books when the author turns out to be a bad person.

Dr Glaucomflecken’s recommendations for eye-drops.  (My left eye has been having dryness problems on top of involuntary twitching.  Stress?  Menopause?  Computer eye-strain?)

Enoughing it describes creating LaTex files for her planner.  (I bought a second Passion Planner even though it’s not quite perfect for what I want.  I’m disappointed I don’t like this year’s designs, but buying Black again is cheaper…)


Gave $25 to Donors choose (helping trans kids in a red state).  Because of the kid in Texas who attempted suicide after the TX government told CPS to treat trans affirming care as child abuse.

Gave $25 to Swing Left in honor of the Jan 6th hearings.

DH is at a March for our lives rally to protest the lack of sensible gun control legislation and the prevalence of assault weapons today (Saturday).  Find one near you.  (Yes, I am aware that the evil Right Wing wants you to not call them assault weapons, as if that is not their most dangerous purpose.  I have zero tolerance for language policing on this topic.  Not when US children are in completely unnecessary danger.)  I’m home with the kids because I would literally vomit and pass out from the heat.  I feel guilty about that.


4 Responses to “Link Love”

  1. revanche @ a gai shan life Says:

    Thanks, as always, for the activisms! I don’t know what it is about this latest rash of mass shootings, including Uvalde, that’s got my decision making feeling paralyzed but I’ve been frustrated that I still haven’t been able to make a decent decision about where to donate to fight the assault weapons problem. I think it’s overwhelm.

    But maybe today, and then I can email Chief Mom Officer to match our donations.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      I get you. Everything is SO overwhelming right now. But I keep reminding myself that even small actions can be important. And failing to make forward progress can still matter if we are slowing down backwards progress. Our actions still matter even if it sometimes seems like everything is hopeless. It’s not hopeless, especially if enough of us do something.

  2. accm Says:

    Didn’t know that about Mercedes Lackey. For some reason I always really liked the Talia books, despite the writing that even teenaged me could identify as terrible and the icky mentor/mentee relationship. Well, I am about to do a book purge ahead of major home upheaval, so I guess these will go in the donate/recycle box. Along with various other books that I read 30 years ago and would prefer my growing kids not eventually read.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      Icky mentor/mentee relationships were (and are) always a huge turnoff to me. It wasn’t until the #metoo movement, I think, that it really became clear to more people why it’s such a problematic trope.

      I have so many books that I’m afraid the suck fairy has visited. :/

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