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Another reason to throw out that “Math is Hard” Barbie Doll

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have reported on an experiment that demonstrates that when girls are told they are naturally worse at math, they perform worse on tests. As one researcher said: “We told one group of women a made-up story about scientists discovering a math gene on the Y (male) chromosome, and […]

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The Token Witch

Everything that follows is solely my own opinion. Even moreso than with most religious discussions, because wicca is so new and so varied that you could ask ten witches (if you could find ten witches) what their beliefs are, and you would get ten different answers. What follows is the basic stuff that most of […]

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If not Obama, why not Oprah?

So Patrick Crowe, a Kansas City, Missouri math teacher, wants Oprah Winfrey to run for President in 2008 and he won’t stop talking about it. She’s told him to quit pestering her and she’s even tried to steer him toward promoting Illinois Senator Barack Obama. Obama says he’s not ready to run in ’08 and […]

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Diary of a Fuss Survivor

It seems unlikely that my children will outgrow their tantrums, tears, and whining anytime soon, so I’ve decided to try to generate some coping strategies that are perhaps more constructive than 1pm glasses of wine and elaborate fantasies involving me on an island with a 20-something sex god. I’ve tried various methods of dealing with […]

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