Author Archives: spyderkl

It’s Not Always About You

WARNING: The following post is for National Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2016. It deals with suicide, suicidal ideation and other people’s responses to suicide. If you cannot read further, I understand. See you soon. Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Outing. No.

We’ve been watching the Olympics for the past week or so. The only sports I’m personally interested in are 1)Women’s Rugby, 2)Men’s Rugby, 3)Mountain Biking: Men’s and Women’s Cross-country. Pretty much covers what we’re interested in seeing. Lots of people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

Harry Potter and the Final Adventure

On Saturday night/Sunday morning, there were book release parties all over the world for J.K. Rowling’s last ever (she pinky swears this time) Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Not the last wizarding book, most likely, but … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, Random Fun | Tagged ,

Love and Rockets is Back

To be clear, Love and Rockets never really went away. Also to be clear, I’m not talking about the band either. I adore them, and I’ll always be a David J fan, but this is not about them. Love and … Continue reading

Posted in Random Fun | Tagged , , , , ,

Happy 4th of July

It’s the Fourth of July everywhere, at least on this side of the International Date Line. The Fourth of July means different things in different countries, of course – in most of the world, it’s Monday. But not here. In … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Sometimes, Good Wins

Good can mean a lot of different things. In this case, “good” means “good for women’s reproductive health and the right to make decisions for themselves”. In a 5-3 decision this morning, the US Supreme Court struck down a Texas … Continue reading

Posted in Politics

A Long Weekend

Any of you who have read this blog more than once know that I am an adoptive parent. So, not a real mother; hence the name of this blog. A’s first mother, M, has had a tough time of it … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , ,

History was Made Yesterday

Last night, Hillary Clinton won enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. It was a historic moment; the first woman to win the nomination for President, ever. I’m a cisbi woman. I should be … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 6 Comments

Some Lives are More Important than Others

TW: Contains descriptions of drugging and rape. There may also be some NSFW language. For the past couple of days, I’ve been wrestling with whether or not to write about this. On the one hand, a crime like this, and … Continue reading

Posted in mental floss, Politics, Random Fun, Uncategorized

Remember the Fallen 2016

I’m not sure what I want to write today. I want to write something, for the practice if nothing else. But I’m gonna start anyway. This is Memorial Day weekend here in the US. This is one of two days … Continue reading

Posted in Random Fun, Uncategorized, war | Tagged ,