Reblog – House of Puerto Rico

Here’s an opportunity to help the people of Puerto Rico who’ve been thrown into a terrible crisis by Hurricane Maria. The devastation brought by this natural disaster is unprecedented. Every bit of help is vitally important. By sheer coincidence, the House of Puerto Rico had their International Cottages lawn program today in Balboa Park. A […]

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From What Cup Will We Drink?

Susan Irene Fox

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The shooting in Orlando, Florida in the early morning hours on Sunday was a horrible tragedy. It was a horrific mass shooting that was both a terrorist shooting by someone who identified himself with Isis, and an act of domestic terrorism by someone born here who bought an assault rifle and decided to use it in an act of hate and violence. It was the act of a coward.

How do we view this act of violence?

A few have unfortunately already begun to drink from the cup of condemnation. They view it as “divine retribution for sins.” They have forgotten their First Love and have become like the Pharisees; grasping at law, yet compassionless for their brothers and sisters in the human race God created.

An AR-15 style assault rifle fires 800 rounds per minute. An AR-15 style assault rifle fires 800 rounds per minute.

Some have latched onto and drink from the cup of politics. Instead of focusing…

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Shame of the lesbians

This is something I never considered but it makes sense. I made a lot of silly choices growing up just to fit in and not be the one out lesbian in my graduating class (in a small Bible Belt town, I should add). We should not have to act like something we are not to feel normal.

Clare Flourish

Are gay people pressured into transition, because others are more homophobic than they are transphobic? It seemed ridiculous to me. My lesbian friend insisted that it happens- in Britain, not just in Iran.

I don’t think that would be a Christian point of view. Those Christians who hate gay people also hate trans people, from the same misunderstanding of the Bible and Christianity. Those Christians- more and more of us- who accept trans people accept gay people. It is my impression that there is more transphobia about than homophobia: there is no serious debate in The Morning Star whether lesbians should be excluded from feminist groups, but it is asserted there that transgender politics “erases feminism”.

Some people who are gay considered transition when children. I have met some. Justine McNally felt more comfortable with a male online avatar, and dressed in an apparently male way to visit her girlfriend…

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Meet and Greet Weekend @ DBDO: 1/15/16

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!  I hope everyone’s January is off to a great start!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!
  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your butts off!

See ya on Monday!!

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Sony announces Sonic the Hedgehog live action film for 2018!!

I am for a Sonic movie, but the “live action” part worries me.

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In the age of video game movie adaptations, even some of the most fantastical characters are getting the treatment, including Ratchet and Clank and Sly Cooper. In 2014, we also learned that we’d be getting a Sonic the Hedgehog movie, but today brings new intel, including a release date and just how messed up — sorry, different it will be.

During an interview with The Worldfolio (via Engadget), Sega president and CEO Hajime Satomi said:

   Sega Sammy Group is currently planning with Sony Pictures to create a live-action and animation hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie scheduled for release in 2018. Like with this CG animation production, we would like to expand our business into other entertainment areas beyond what we are currently involved.

“Live-action and animation hybrid”? Does that mean what I think it means? While, perhaps, it’ll end up being something like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?…

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Inspiration and Copyright Infringement – How Fine Is The Line?

Linda G. Hill

There are, arguably, seven basic plots. I won’t list them here, but you can find them if you click this link: The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories by Christopher Booker. All seven can be said to result from real life inspiration. While fiction can take these inspirations to incredible heights, the ideas begin from somewhere.

So we have inspiration, yes?

It was brought to my attention this morning that there has been a lawsuit taken up by Sherrilyn Kenyon, bestselling author of the Dark-Hunter paranormal romance series, accusing Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of Mortal Instruments and the Shadowhunter series, of copyright infringement. (Read the article here: )

In this particular case, it seems to me a clear case of copying: if you read the exhibit (click here) given in the lawsuit, the infinite monkey theorem comes to mind as the only other possible explanation, particularly when…

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On this day in history, the first Super Mario game was released.

The year was 1985 and on this exact day – September 13 – Super Mario Bros. was released in Japan.

Congratulations to our favorite and by far most popular plumber!

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Xbox One Complete Backwards Compatibility List

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The folks at Microsoft dropped a serious bombshell at E3 this year with the announcement of backwards compatibility for Xbox One. Not only will you be able to easily play physical Xbox 360 games on your current gen console, but Xbox Live digital titles will automatically transfer over to your Xbox One library as well. Get ready to revisit that backlog.

Microsoft promises 100 supported titles before the holidays and also announced that 100’s more would be announced in the following months. Essentially all Xbox 360 titles will be supported and all publishers need to do is opt in to the program. If you’re a member of the Xbox One Preview Program, 21 titles are available right now. Here is the complete list:


  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid


  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Battleblock Theater


  • Defense Grid


  • Geometry Wars:…

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Trusting Someone Enough To Fall Asleep In Their Presence Is Not Consent

This is important, not something to be taken lightly. This could happen to anyone’s daughter or son and it could be far worse.

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Warning: This is a rant and is sure to contain foul language and strong opinions. Also, I changed the names to protect some young people’s privacy.

My fourteen year old daughter, who is an eighth grader got in the car today after school and immediate informed me “There is major drama going on in the school today.”

Assuming she meant typical teenager stuff I got ready to half listen. No offense to her but sometimes hearing about who is dating who, which friends got in a fight, and who she’s mad at aren’t really the funnest things to talk about. I do however like that she Does talk to me so I got prepared.

“There’s a girl names Kate who…”

As her story unfolded I went through many emotions and I want to apologize now for anything offensive or irrational that I say from this point on. She explained that…

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