Friday News Bites: Politics, Alan Rickman, Other Obits + More

Hello, fellow unicorns. I’d say “Happy Friday,” but with the way people are dying this month, it feels strange to do so. Let’s knock wood for all our favorite celebrities and take a look at other news stories from the past week.

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Friday News Bites: Canadian Election Results, SCIENCE! + More

Hello, unicorns. Why, yes, I do rather enjoy using “SCIENCE!” in a headline rather than typing it like a reasonable person. By the way, did you know that October 22 is International All Caps Day? WHY YES IT IS. That said, let’s shout about this week’s news, shall we?

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Friday News Bites: #DemDebate, Gun Violence and Analysis + More

Greetings, everyone. Before you get into your (hopefully lovely) weekend, why don’t we catch up on some of the news from the past week? We’ve got politics, LGBTQ+ news, and SCIENCE! We also have a shedload of funny tweets. Let’s get started:

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PoC News in America

This week, we congratulate the President and the First Lady for celebrating 23 years of marriage and looking fly throughout their time together.

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Friday News Bites: FDA vs. Cheesemongers, Gun Violence Stats, SPACE! + More

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! Let’s work on our night cheese, and catch up on some stories that caught my attention this past week.

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The Gun Control Debate

I don’t know how you feel about guns. I have friends who are very pro-gun control and I also have friends who are very pro-Second Amendment. As in, I have friends who believe nobody should have a gun, and friends who believe that the more guns you have, the better off you are and gun control means that the government wants to take your guns away. I probably fall somewhere in the middle. Read More The Gun Control Debate

The Genesis of Creativity

Having taken on the challenge of writing a new political comedy song every week, as well as writing songs regularly for children’s music publishers, I am regularly confronted with the question of whence comes the kernel of inspiration. Or in less high-falutin’ terms, “Oh crap, what am I gonna write this week?” But that’s sort of the point of these regular challenges, seeing how we respond to the regularity. Read More The Genesis of Creativity

The Sky Isn’t Falling (and Background Checks Aren’t The First Steps Toward Fascism)

Mothers of teenagers are used to over-reactions – if someone doesn’t laugh at their Facebook post, they’re despondent, or a bad hair day leads to “I’m too hideous to go to school today,” or my personal favorite, teens who stare at a completely full refrigerator and moan, “There’s nothing to eat!”  This could be a valuable skill in politics – in fact, I used to hypothesize that moms of toddlers could solve even the toughest diplomatic crises (“Israel and Palestinian settlers, if you can’t agree on how to play nicely with the occupied territories, I’ll put you both in time out!”). But these days, I think the additional skills gained by dealing with teenagers could help even more. Read More The Sky Isn’t Falling (and Background Checks Aren’t The First Steps Toward Fascism)