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Pride 2014: Gaydar Is Overrated – Be A Sleuth Instead

Gaydar. You’ve probably heard of it before. Supposedly some people (mostly LGBTQ+, some straight) can intuitively tell if someone is queer. I don’t believe it’s a real ability, though, for reasons that will be explained shortly. Mostly, I want to talk … Continue reading

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“But What About The Prom?”

It’s prom season, or thereabouts. And I’m a junior now, so I could go. One of the questions I am most frequently asked about homeschooling is, “But what about the prom?” If asked this question a few years ago, I … Continue reading

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Sochi And Stuff

Sometimes I write intelligent essays. Other times I write pieces titled “and stuff.” The 2014 Winter Olympics end today. I haven’t watched them as much as I have in the past – in 2006 I was glued to the TV, … Continue reading

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Together Or Not At All

The title of this post comes from that of an awesome love theme for Amy and Rory in “The Angels Take Manhattan.” Happy Valentine’s Day! I don’t have a girlfriend yet, but I’m not sad about that today. Why would I be? Not … Continue reading

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Two-In-One Review: Cinder / Ash

I didn’t intend to have another Two-In-One review so soon after the last one but if these books go so well together, how could I not review them at the same time? Enjoy! Last summer, I discussed how rereading Ella … Continue reading

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Representation And Disappointment

A short time ago, two of my favorite bloggers posted about LGBTQ+ representation in books. Orphu’s “Heterosexuality and Bigoted Ghosts” discussed the misconception that sexuality isn’t a thing in children’s books (and how it’s only perceived as being inappropriate if the … Continue reading

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Review: The Dream Thieves

Warning: Spoilers ahead! I have been excited for this book since pretty much the very second I finished its predecessor, The Raven Boys, a year ago. Maggie Stiefvater’s writing is just that good. I was worried, though, because so many … Continue reading

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I Relate Coming Out To “Doctor Who” Simply Because I Can

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” … Continue reading

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Percy Jackson & The Olympians – The Sea Of Unexpected Character Revelations (And One Impressed Fan)

Last winter, I wrote a post describing my disenchantment with the popular middle-grade author Rick Riordan. I criticized him for being too attached to one idea – namely, that ancient gods and goddesses are real – but now I’m rather … Continue reading

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I Can’t Think Straight

“I feel somewhat like the boy in Kentucky who stubbed his toe while running to see his sweetheart. The boy said he was too big to cry, and far too badly hurt to laugh.” – Abraham Lincoln When I was … Continue reading

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