Virgin Pulp

A new report has stated that children's publishers across the board are promoting Indonesian deforestation, and the children's market across all industries is unhappily tainted with reports of corner-cutting. Perhaps we wouldn't be surprised to hear that a children's book printed in China used that same ink mentioned in The Name of the Rose or a cheaper variant with the same implications. I suppose, all things considered, we're lucky the books aren't printed with lead ink!

Theme Thursday: Curses and Blessings

This site is undergoing a renovation in my mind. In that vein, I'm beginning to post anew even if it's totally minimal to see what followers still show up to take part. So here's a Theme Thursday with no other buffer. Please participate! 🙂 This week’s theme: Curses and Blessings Attempt to isolate that one … Continue reading Theme Thursday: Curses and Blessings

Bridging the Gap: The American question of authority

Perhaps it's that being young and not living through Nixon or Reagan I never lost faith in authority per se even though I grew up with a complete distrust of politicians. But then what is the definitive split I see between authority and politicians that allows me to trust the one and not the other? I would say it's my perception of the echo chamber.