October 14th, 2010

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Jim Hines has a wise post on Bullying, and janni has one on It's Not You, It's Them, sparked by shweta_narayan's post One More Note on Bullying. I hope these posts help at least a few people, because bullying has become so ingrained and accepted and essential to status in so many online groups. It's safer to bully online, when there's no chance that the bully might pick the wrong victim at the wrong moment and get that punch in the face.

I was bullied like crazy as a kid, and painful ridicule was pretty much a way of life for me through my childhood. I'm not going to go into specifics, because I still spend a lot of time trying not to think about it.

Here's a link to The Trevor Project and this video by Tim Gunn (it's on Facebook, I don't know if you need to be logged in to see it)

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I've got a giant butternut squash and I'm going to make soup out of it tonight. I've been trying to find the recipe I used lat year during giant butternut squash season. It's similar to this one but not quite, as I'm pretty sure I didn't need to add honey, since it was sweet enough by itself.

For some reason, the B&N link to Cold Magic by Kate Elliot wasn't working for some people yesterday, so here it is at Book Depository.