When a man talks about defending his child by having a gun.  The drunk who blacks out every night wants to keep a loaded gun under his bed.  Because that will make his 19-month old safer.

Evan is a dumbass 

Are These Essential Human Relationships?

Today, I was surprised to hear talk that held out to its logical conclusion as presented meant poor people should not procreate. Should not is different from have not, but even in America there has been cases of women undergoing forced sterilizations. The systematic control of reproduction is called eugenics.

So they say poor people shouldn’t have the experience of having children. In some countries, people are so poor they can’t afford marriage: the ceremonies, legal registration, bridal price or family gifts, much less separate housing and again, the children.

Are these essential relationships? Humans are made to connect. Perhaps we don’t need to be mothers or father or spouses or partners.  But nevertheless we need connection.  For my part, it grieves me to tears to think of poverty keeping families from forming.  It’s perhaps not essential but often the most meaningful aspect of living.  It’s certain there is a biological imperative to procreate.

Understanding that so much of our life is the circumstances we were born into and luck or chance, is it right that “the least of these” are absolutely judged or possibly prevented from having the love that forming a family creates?


Scissor Sister Ana Matronic: I kept quiet about Dad being gay | Metro News

I’m very happy my mother was honest about these difficult things. I believe honesty is the best policy. We shouldn’t shield children from the horrors of the world. They aren’t separate from adults, they’re adults-in-training – you need to give them the necessary tools to survive and part of that is understanding the horrific things we go through as human beings and put each other through. There are some hard truths you have to share.

via Scissor Sister Ana Matronic: I kept quiet about Dad being gay | Metro News.

Nicole Kidman on her divorce with Tom Cruise

“When it didn’t work out, I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression,” Kidman said, referring to that period of her life as the “loneliest, loneliest existence.” However she doesn’t dwell on it, noting, “I have no regrets about any of it. It was all about growing up … I wish all of the people that have been involved in my life well, because it’s very important to me to be in a place of forgiveness and love.”

‘With her “loneliest” days behind her, Kidman also opened up about finding love again when she started dating Urban in 2005. “There was a long time when I never thought it would happen for me again – and it happened!” Kidman told the magazine. “I never, ever take Keith or our love for granted and I always keep in my mind that my dream is to grow very old with him.” ‘

Nicole Kidman on her divorce with Tom Cruise.

Little Dogs

Today I walked past two small girls with a tiny little dog (the abomination-unto-the-Lord-kind).  So, I stared at the small girls, trying to see beyond them to the tiny dog behind them.

This eventually prompted the oldest of the girls to say, “Hello.”

I said, “Hello,” back.

But what I was really thinking was, “I have no interest in you little girl, let me see your puppy.”

Obviously, I could be a children’s book villain.

Daily Life in Korea 45

My students told me they thought I could be 42 or 7 years old.  Other guesses included 21, 25, and 29.

They also told me about their favorite handsome Korean celebrities.  And that they watch 19+ videos even though they are elementary students and 6th graders.  And Lady Gaga videos-which are disturbing ordinarily but especially strange to a country where 18-25 year old women still wear pastels and talk like babies, and the group you belong to defines you more than personal characteristics.  You never have to figure out who ‘you’ are in Asia.

All in all, glad it is another Friday and I can escape the crazy on the weekend.

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