Just a quick note to say that I have put this blog on hiatus while I work on other projects, including my Supperstruck website. (I…
This week, some important perspectives on a couple of recent, high-profile trials that I thought needed sharing. The cases involved? Depp v. Heard and that of Canada’s Jacob Hoggard, formerly of the band Hedley.
With Canada apparently on the downward side of the most recent Covid wave, I had fewer reasons to check for the latest chitchat on the virus and managed to control my bad Twitter habit. I was even looking forward to what I hoped would be our most normal spring and summer since 2019. But then chaos struck in my country, a place very much unaccustomed to such a thing.
miscellanea /mɪsəˈleɪnɪə/ n. pl. : a collection of miscellaneous objects or writings [Latin] After a very long hiatus, Miscellanea is back. This week: the Pam…
We’re all exhausted by this pandemic. What we need right now is a government that calms the waters with firm decisions based on sound policy. What we have is a government beholden to the whims of social media chatter and all too willing to muddy the waters with whispers and media leaks.
From my 2012 archives: Seeing the fun my son has with the Friends, I am again left scratching my head about LEGO’s approach to developing and marketing this product line, so I decided to write to the company. My letter is below.
A post from my archives about my puzzlement over Lego Friends, a toy that could have appealed to boys and girls, if Lego hadn’t been so determined to divide their target audience along gender lines.
October, 2021 Guardian article about Lego and its decision to (finally) end gender bias in its toys, another post from my archives about Lego and its “girl toys.”
Another post from my archives, in response to a story in an October 2021 article in The Guardian about Lego seeking to end gender bias in its toys. I wrote the article below in December of 2011, after Lego announced its new product for girls, which would ultimately be called Lego Friends.
There was a story in today’s Guardian about Lego’s plans to “remove gender bias” from its toys. I tweeted this story with a comment about how I had begun writing about Lego’s gender problems ten years ago. My original website is gone, but I still have the posts I wrote. Here is the very first, originally written March 25, 2011.