My fellow white Americans.

I am no longer interested in anyone’s opinion that the Confederate Flag is merely a symbol of local heritage.This is your heritage now.

Source: My fellow white Americans.

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Spotlight on Alice Gardner Bates

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For my seventh spotlight piece, trying to highlight others that inspire, I would like to share the artist, Alice Gardner Bates.

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I met Alice about a year ago at a barbecue she hosted, even though she’s a vegetarian.  She openly shares so much: food, cocktails, her personal story, her art, her heart, and her mind.  And she rescues cats, which four currently reside at home with her.  I am inspired that a picture can paint many words (and I really do love words), but art that reminds us to look inward and outward and ask questions is invaluable.   Art that acknowledges the raw, the honest is beautiful.

May she inspire you to engage with art and artists more often.

L: When and how did you start painting?

A: I started trying to draw Sailor Moon fan art when I was twelve. When I was fourteen I bought my first anatomy…

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You should’ve asked

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Here is the english version of my now famous “Fallait demander” !

Thanks Una from unadtranslation.com for the translation 🙂

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If Being a Christian Means XYZ, then I am not a Christian.

In his book, Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts Faith and Threatens America,  Randall Balmer cites Billy Graham’s concern about a marriage between the political righ…

Source: If Being a Christian Means XYZ, then I am not a Christian.

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#Hamilton answers the #NobleCall

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This past weekend, The Fairy Princess was flown to Washington, D.C., to work on a journalism piece about the rise of Hate Crimes since the 2016 Election.

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Whist TFP was in D.C., VP Elect, Mike Pence was in New York City going to see…

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where the audience responded with some applause but also,

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See for yourself…

This is not an unusual situation for VP Elect to find himself in – after all, he has been booed at baseball games and quite a few other places.

VP Elect Mike Pence has been booed for defending Military Moms, for complimenting the Governor of Ohio… heck those last two he was being booed by ‘his own people’ – he is a man that knows how to handle it.

People, not just New Yorkers, do not like him.
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At the conclusion of the show, the actor who plays Aaron Burr, Brandon…

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Chick Parody: Who Will Be Eaten First?

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This parody was created by artist Howard Hallis, who took a Chick tract entitled The Choice and gave it a brilliant Lovecraftian twist. Hallis was threatened with legal action from Chick Publications in 2004 and took the offending material down. Fortunately, nothing is lost forever on Nobel Prize winner Al Gore’s internet. I found this copy on the Purple Monkey Mafia website (Eris bless ’em).

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Of Children and Horses and Spirit-Breaking

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HA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Darcy’s blog Darcy’s Heart-Stirrings. It was originally published on September 19, 2014.

My husband and I were talking and he mentioned picking up one of the Pearl’s child-training books years ago. He read the chapter on teaching a child to come to you. He thought it was the most ridiculous thing he’d ever read. He shared this with me about his thoughts on the matter:

“I kept thinking about training horses to come to you. You don’t set up the horse to fail then punish it when it does to teach it to come. You make it easy for them to listen and follow, then you continually reinforce the good behavior with positive rewards that could be anything from a scratch on the ear to a sugar cube. Mostly you just reward them. You do this over and over…

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