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How do they do it?

How do so many bloggers keep up? I skim the headlines of several news sites and a lot of blogs every morning in my RSS reader. And every day I find at least a half dozen things I’d like to post about here. But I just don’t have time. Yet I see other bloggers — even those I know have day jobs — posting this many stories each day. Granted, some just post links, but others apparently have time to comment on each post and write something original.

Here are a few stories that I saw this week. I’d like to write an essay on each of these topics, but I have knitting, dishes, book writing, laundry, and a few other things to do today.

Condoms replace Bibles in hotels.

Mom arrested for giving teenage sons sex-ed talk at home.

Religion and Atheism: Cultures in Conflict.

Just What Happened 99 Years Ago in Tunguska, Siberia?

Review of Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial.

Phil and PZ are at the annual meeting for the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

And all the talks at TED. (I don’t like TED because I don’t see how I’ll ever get invited. What’s a girl got to do?)

Have fun!


Donna Druchunas is a freelance technical writer and editor and a knitwear designer. When she's not working, she blogs, studies Lithuanian, reads science and sci-fi books, mouths off on atheist forums, and checks her email every three minutes. (She does that when she's working, too.) Although she loves to chat, she can't keep an IM program open or she'd never get anything else done.

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  1. Indeed, I found that story to be very disturbing. At what point does it become a crime to teach your children about life's natural acts, when it becomes "Hands on" I suppose.

    Talk about putting the fear of the State into parents though.

  2. I can easily see how a teenager might not be very comfortable discussing sex with their parents, especialy if mom is recanting some of her own sexual encounters, and illustrating them by whipping out sex toys. But at no point does that cross the treshold of what's acceptable. Sex ed includes things like learning how to put on a condom, which unfortunately means there's a need for some pedagogic aids to practice on for example.

    While either son might have been embarrased by the talk mommy gave, and might have told a counsellor they were seeing at the time, nothing happened that warranted the counsellor reporting the mother to the authorities. I'd say that in this case, the counsellor brazenly crossed the line of confidentiality that's assumed to be there. I hope mom decides to file her own lawsuit against that counsellor.

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