Acceptance (Interesting People)
This is the story of one grandmother who understood all too well the dangers of being openly gay and yet who accepted her grandson with such force she brought acceptance to those around her. It’s poignant and yet pointed. Worth reading. (Via @SelwynKapit )
Excerpts from an illustrated comparison of words in British and American English provided by the U.S. State Department. (Via Facebook)
I recently got into a conversation with someone where I was scorned for my opposition to playing biting and pouncing-on-feet-under-covers games with kittens because those same games become behavior issues in adults. While I recognize they don’t always become a problem, how are you to know until it’s too late? I see these behaviors too often in cats abandoned at shelters not to be leery. Regardless, this article about another “fun” game humans play on (not with) their cats points out the problems with these choices and links to some good games to play with our furry friends. (Via www.livescience.com)
A new species related to triceratops but from earlier offers insight into dinosaur diversity.
Pep Talk (Writing)
As part of the National Novel Writing Month, the organizers ask working writers for pep talks. This one by Neil Gaiman has some lovely imagery and speaks a common the truth. Where your moment of doubt comes might not be in the same place, but there usually is one.