Christy's Houseful of Chaos politics » Christy's Houseful of Chaos: Thoughts about the kid’s book The Stamp Collector

I borrowed the book The Stamp Collector from the library because I thought it might be another cute book about collections, and in a way it is but its also much darker and more relevant than that. The story starts like a folk tale with the city boy who loves stamps and a country boy who loves ...

Christy's Houseful of Chaos politics » Christy's Houseful of Chaos: Social Justice Activism and the pursuit of low-hanging fruit

An older picture of one of my sons at a political protest. One of the questions that keeps popping up in my life is whether or not we should take the time for the low-hanging fruit or not. This comes up in activist issues. Do we spend time campaigning for something practical and possible like ...

Another Step to Take: Social Justice Activism and the pursuit of low-hanging fruit

An older picture of one of my sons at a political protest. One of the questions that keeps popping up in my life is whether or not we should take the time for the low-hanging fruit or not. This comes up in activist issues. Do we spend time campaigning for something practical and possible like ...

Another Step to Take: writing letters to politicians

My days seem a strange mix of tobogganing with the kids, cooking, reading to them, helping them with schoolwork and trying every day to understand the world around me and how I can be an influence in it. I feel very muddled. I haven’t been reading any books the past week or so really, just trying ...