Slavery and Grooming

“What’s on your mind?” Mats asked Abi. She looked like she was thinking about something. “Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers.” “I’m sure you’re going to explain what you mean.” “Downtrodden doozies are people who are mistreated because they are thought to be troublesome, difficult or problematic. When slaves rebelled against their masters, they were seen as troublesome… Read More Slavery and Grooming

Mom On Her Soapbox

“Mom, what’s a paradox?” “It’s a self-contradictory statement.  An example is all men are treated equal.” “It’s all men are created equal and how’s that a paradox?” “The Declaration of Independence states, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are treated equal.’  That’s contradictory.” “Um, it’s all men are created equal.” “Well,… Read More Mom On Her Soapbox

No Good

She stood at the window. Asriel was still standing there and looking up. He had left about eight minutes ago. What was he waiting for? she wondered anxiously. Did he suspect something? The doorbell rang and she almost jumped out of her skin. Panicking, she ran to the foyer and after peering through the keyhole,… Read More No Good


Depression: Let’s talk This month, WHO launched a one-year campaign Depression: let’s talk. The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, in all countries, seek and get help. Depression is an illness that can happen to anybody. It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships… Read More Depression