Archive | December 1, 2016

“I’m not a TERF but…”

Purple Sage

This morning I woke up to a comment that started off with “I’m not a TERF, but….” and then she basically agreed with the problem I have with Danielle Muscato.

“I’m not a TERF, but I do find that it is a bit disingenuous of D. Moscato to have made this pronouncement two years ago and, in glancing at their FB page, see no difference in their presentation to date. Curious. It is not difficult to shave or to modify clothing style, and yet I see none of that. Perhaps giving up male privilege is more difficult than they originally anticipated.”

It’s interesting that she just denied Muscato’s gender identity and yet she feels the need to say “I’m not a TERF.” I have several things to say about that.

First of all, nobody is actually a TERF. This is not actually a descriptive acronym, it’s a slur. The…

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ISBN: What It Is and Why a Book Needs One

Kristen Twardowski

Book publishing isn’t just about finding great pieces of writing and bringing them out into the world. Sometimes it is about the nitty-gritty. This means that at some point, an author or publisher has to think about ISBNs.

Implemented in 1970, ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It is a unique number assigned to each format of a book and allows books to be tracked and sold. These numbers are also transformed into a barcode that is readable by various types of scanners. Though books published before 2007 have a 10 digit long ISBN, more recent publications have a 13 digit one. I believe this is simply because people started publishing too many books to keep up. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) oversees and maintains the ISBN system. (As you might guess from the name, the group is filled with very detail oriented folks.)

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Though ISBN numbers are…

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My Tarot Reading

Deck: The Gaian Tarot
Spread: One Card
Date: Thu Dec 01 09:55:25 PST 2016

Your Card
4 ~ the Builder

The Builder tells you that for now it is wiser to make decisions through logic and pragmatic reasoning, rather than your emotions or intuition. You are ready to take responsibility for a project where you have authority over others. Having clear boundaries and a disciplined approach bring security.

Shadow side: This is a leader who stifles or micromanages. Someone may be having difficulty with setting limits or boundaries, making abusive behavior possible.

Presented by The Gaian Tarot app from The Fool’s Dog.