On Rich Young People Today…

…for a value of today dating back to Mary Wollstonecraft’s tenure as a governess, and courtesy of Ruth Brandon’s book Governess: The Lives and Times of the Real Jane Eyres: Mary found them quite uncultivated, with no topics of conversation other than dress, dogs and marriage. To which Mrs. Jiwaku immediately exclaimed: “It’s Korea!” Meaning South […]

Links of Interest

I’m about to go judge a public speaking contest, but I wanted to note these links: World War II London Blitz Diary 1939-1945: someone is posting Great-Grandmother Ruby Thompson’s diary from during the Blitz in London. Very cool reading, interesting and, you know, detailed in ways that are worthy of note to people researching the […]

Meme: women in SF

The Rules of the Game (as teefed from Aliette de Bodard’s blog) Are: Bold the women by whom you own books Italicize those by whom you’ve read something of (short stories count). *Star those you don’t recognize Unmarked are those whose work you have not read (And I’ve got some comments on the original list […]