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The War on Women

Posted on July 9th, by tac in Random Rants. No Comments

Texas works on abortion bill less restrictive than Sweden’s abortion laws…

Woman falsely accuses 7 men of rape in 5 years, gets 2 years in prison – judge’s first concern is how her behavior makes life hard for real rape victims…

Men being forced to pay child support for the children their ex-wives had by another man…

Male wages and … read more


Posted on June 4th, by tac in Random Rants. No Comments

It’s harder to for me to notice it when I’m working, but being unemployed I’m starting to really see it in myself…  I go from vaguely anti-social, to suddenly all but incapable of unnecessary communications.  I have a steadily growing list of emails that I ought to respond to, but each time I try, nothing comes to mind.  I’m much … read more

A Disappointment

Posted on May 19th, by tac in Random Rants. 2 comments

So I won’t be returning to the nanny job unfortunately.  I found out this morning that my little buddy is enrolled in a Spanish immersion, structured, pre-school.  I know this will be a wonderful thing for her development, but my heart is a little broken realizing that we won’t anymore spend the afternoons with her in my lap, singing phonics … read more

An endless procession of good-byes

Posted on May 9th, by tac in Random Rants. 3 comments

As I am now focused on retraining in order to leave my career more or less permanently, I find myself surrounded on all sides by reminders of how hard I worked to get where I was last year.  The time invested, and the money.  I believe that I have around 90% of the books written on the subject of interrogation … read more

i am fiction

Posted on April 26th, by Twig Anthony in Random Rants. No Comments

…but you can call me Twig.

In draft v3.2 of a novel I wrote, the narrator began a closing chapter with “Once upon a time,” drawing upon a literature conference session I had attended not long before where a panelist discussed storytelling as rationalization. Now that it’s been so many years since that panelist spoke, I find myself having a … read more