Journal comics are magical things. You get to know the artist and their life and the people/animals in it so well that when something like this happens, it can hit pretty hard as if it’s happening to you.
Godzuki and Gelyte are pushing around 17 years or so now. I hope they have a few more good years left in ‘em.
So sad and true. Especially if you have pets and love journal comics
Game night with friends. We played Tsuro (twice), Resisitance (twice), Forbidden Desert (once, and we won!!!!), and (never ending) Zombie Fluxx. The zombies won, mostly because we were tired and the game just wouldn’t end… Even after we cleared all the zombies AND all the keepers AND all the rules twice AND redistributed all the zombies twice.
Total game time was 4.5 hours, and we didn’t notice the time until I accidentally glanced at my watch. Uber fun night - play more games!
This is Your Brain on Engineering (GoldieBlox Easter PSA)
At age 2, girls start to identify with their gender. Or, more accurately, all kids start to understand that they have a gender, and become more aware of the social influences for how they should act as a result. In our culture, there are narrow blueprints called “boy” and “girl” that dictate to us all what is and is not the “right” way to act. These blueprints are pretty limiting — “boys don’t cry” and “girls are princesses” aren’t exactly the greatest life mottos. Gendered influences come from everywhere around kids: their parents, their friends, their teachers, the games they play, the movies they watch, the books they read… the list is endless, and all of it sends a message, sometimes negative and often limiting, about what is and isn’t a “girl thing” or a “boy thing.”
I am a system mainframe computer programmer and a woman, and I’m kind of tired of being the (very small) minority in the room. Let’s make that change.
All the rituals of Passover—what Amichai calls child’s play—do not necessarily communicate the notion of freedom they were devised to transmit. The play can become more uncannily precious than the ideas it is meant to put across. Better to have the smells of the seder meal filling the senses than disturbing ideas about bondage and release into the desert filling the talk; better to be a good Jew than a Jew worrying about how to be good.
Edison Nouveau Premiere Macassar Ebonite LE 2013 1.5 stub steel nib fountain pen with Diamine Sherwood green ink. Beautiful pen with butter-smooth nib, and beautifully shading ink that is also very well behaved and dark enough for a business settings.