Summer reading

I'm reading lots of free books on Kindle. Most recently, I'm reading a romance/new adult series called The Space Between.

There are (lots of) kinks to be worked out, but this is one of the better self-pub efforts I've come across.

Holding on to Humour

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When I saw the colleague this morning, after some banter (started by him), I asked, "How's your family?"

He didn't miss a beat when I he answered, "Smaller."

I couldn't help it: I grinned. I wanted my jaw to drop in shock. I wanted to sputter or blush or something. But I did none of those things. I grinned. And when he started to tease me about how I should be reacting to his wicked behaviour, I laughed and laughed and laughed.


JK admits Harry should have wed Hermione

"I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That's how it was conceived, really," Rowling says in the interview. "For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."


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Lunches seized from kids in debt at Salt Lake City elementary
Education » School officials cite unpaid balances on students’ meal accounts.
By Lisa Schencker | The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Jan 29 2014 05:29 pm • Last Updated Jan 29 2014 11:06 pm

Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City picked up their lunches Tuesday, then watched as the meals were taken and thrown away because of outstanding balances on their accounts — a move that shocked and angered parents.

Read the rest here...

I’m sorry. You’re calling them “kids in debt”? These children are primary-school aged. They aren’t old enough to (legally) hold jobs. They aren’t supposed to be held responsible financially, and the way this school handled their outstanding accounts was not only wasteful, it was also disgusting in the way it humiliated these children. Children damn it!

What the fuck kind of adults do that to children?!?!?!?