Friday, March 24, 2006

The Last Child in the Woods - First Book in Online Bookclub

Okay here is the page, just leave comments, whatever you like.

Here's Hathor's link to the book

I've ordered mine already. It is also in paperback.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Sue's Online Book Club

This is the place. Let's give it a whirl in eitherspace.

Format - Pick a book, Read it, go to page here about that book, and post comments. That way we can read and post, and reply like a forum, but with no costs.

Let's start now. Please post a few of the books you would like to hear discussed.

A Stranger in A Strange Land - Robert Heinlein

The Cat Who could read Backwards - Lillian Jackson Bruan

Harry Potter

And my hope for first pick

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

Okeedokey - let's post a few choices here, and then we'll pick one with a poll. My goal is to pick one by the weekend.


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

My answer

God loves us all, always. God provides learning opportunities as
needed for our growth. We may not always understand the nature of
these learning opportunities, and sometimes see them as pain, and
wonder why God would let such things happen.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Thanks Will

Wow, been a long time since I discovered blogs. I want to thank Wil Wheaton for being the first blog I glommed onto.

Today from Wil it was trolls who go to big blogs to try to get more traffic. Worth a try.

re: online pregnancy results - Who's the daddy?

Congratulations, Susan! You're "with child". Our remote testing
system has detected that you're pregnant. The Miracle Of Life has
begun! To see whether your baby is a boy or a girl, click the "View
My Baby" button below.

It's A Boy!

Susan, you're going to be the proud parent of a baby boy, and just
look- isn't he just so damn cute! Based on our remote test results,
your beautiful baby boy will weigh about 16 lbs, 14 oz and have
blonde hair and green eyes. Truly a Wonder To Behold!

Would you like to know who the lucky father is? Our Genetic
Validator module has processed that data and determined who the
father must be. Click the "Who's The Daddy?" button to find out.

Dick Cheney

This must have occurred while you were in a coma or otherwise
unconscious, like at a frat party. We can't think of any other
likely way.


(I'm a day late, and just had an Xray of the pelvic region 3 days
after predicted ovulation. Vinny said can't be, we haven't done it
this month. Can't wait 'till he finds out I must have been on the
hunting trip with the VP)

Thursday, March 02, 2006


I gave up lent years ago. If it's something I decide I shouldn't do, I try to change the behaviour right away.

I gave up religion recently. Churches have made it clear that they prefer formula, and I no longer feel welcome.

Now I have fallen in with the Quantum Physics group. Is that a religion? What the Bleep Do I Know - a recently released to DVD movie - has really helped replace the guilt and shame which passed for the religions I participated in, with a belief that prayers and thoughts really do shape my world, directly.

People have told me that I will go to h... because although I believe in Jesus, I don't feel that people who choose other names for their god(s) automatically go to h...

How many bad things have been done in the name of Christianity?

What is the most challenging area of parenting for you?

Which challenge? Working while hubby stays home. Extended
breastfeeding in the face of relatives? A hubby who acts like a
child? an Ex who is spiteful, controlling, and not AP at all.

Or is it the constant fight against the medical sickness industry?

Okay, I'll pick that one.

As a mom, I am caregiver. I decide any treatments for my children.
Many doctors feel that they have a standard of care, and as a good
mom I should sheepishly follow their directions.

The ped I just fired advised against any co-sleeping, even naps. He
told me that I should limit nursing my newborn to 10 minutes a side
or I would have cracked bleeding n... Later, he was concerned that
my baby doesn't drink cow milk, and said calcium. I advised him
that cows are vegetarians, and the organic produce Nick eats (even
green leafy) will do better providing enough. He eats cheese and
incidental dairy, but this quack was making it like I should put cow
milk in a bottle for my 14 months old boy. Same kid, different

He went on to lecture me about he's seen cases of polio. I called
him on it, and said "not in this country", and he admitted it was in
India, and all polio in the US for the last decade was the vaccine

That was for the third kid, once I knew better.

My first child was compromised by the vaccines, and a techno birth.
How can her first immunization have been recalled for overdosing
babies on mercury in the hospital?

Every time I went to her ped, formula supplementation was
pressured. There were no breastfed baby weight charts then, and it
was a constant fight to prove that she was getting enough.

I am amazed at how much the medical industry has violated my trust.
As a parent, my most difficult issue is protecting my children from
modern medicine.

I'm still out three weeks salary because I chose a lay midwife for
an out of hospital birth, and the disabilty company said it was okay
until I returned to work, then they asked me to go find a doctor to