(I started writing this in December 2017 when I first saw the trailer. The show has come out now, and I hear it’s even worse than I feared.) Saw a trailer this morning about an upcoming TNT crime drama wherein the main ‘detective’ is a 19th century acolyte of the new science of psychology, tracking … Read more
In which I turn some of our motivations upside-down
I posted this on Facebook first, which I need to STOP DOING because stuff I put here automagically goes to Facebook anyway. 😛 So forgive me if you’ve already read it. A scripture hit me like a brick this morning. It’s in 1st Nephi chapter 11, when the Holy Spirit is speaking to Nephi on … Read more
Sorry I had to update this. Lousy Masterpiece website didn’t list my local showing time, so I had to guess and I guessed wrong. But TiVo knows, so no worries. This is mountain time zone, so you need to check your local listings!
OK, so there is this trend lately to make sure that everyone is ‘beautiful.’ And I’m not particularly on board. See, to me, everyone has strengths. Everyone has weaknesses. There’s nothing wrong with that. Some people are short, some people are dumb, some people are ugly. Those sound like awful words, and in some ways … Read more
I think I’ve seriously wanted to be a writer since about eighth grade. I was a voracious reader pretty much since I was four years old. As I got older, I not only wanted to live in other worlds and lives, but I wanted to live in worlds of my own devising, so I could … Read more
My husband listened to a Freakonomics podcast today and was talking to me about it. In it, there was a woman who had taught at Princeton and then went to work for Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. But then her teenaged son, who was with her family back in Princeton, really started … Read more
In the study of languages, it is well known that a concept that can be easily conveyed with one word in one language, must be conveyed with a whole phrase in another language. It is also known that while one language may use just one word to mean a category of similar things, another language … Read more