Blogmas 2018, Mr. Reginald Swinebottom Presents...

Blogmas Day 8: Mr. Swinebottom Presents: “Favorite Charities” (Humor | Indie Author)

“Hello and this is Blogmas Day 8. Mr. Swinebottom is with me tonight once again (yay!) and we’re going to talk about a few of our favorite charities. It’s the Christmas season and here at Peregrine Arc, we are givers and believe in paying it forward!

“Come on in, have a candy cane and click that subscribe button to become part of the Arican family. Ker-kaw, ker-kaw! Move your tail feathers and let’s begin!”

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Contest Entries

Flash Fiction: Yellow Tent for Sale

Join up at Carrot Ranch for this week’s prompt from Charli. Her story is especially poignant and thought provoking this week. America does not take care of its veterans.

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Christianity: My Journey & Thoughts, Ponderings

Church Through an Introvert’s Eyes: More Thoughts on America’s Warped Christianity

As an introvert (an INTJ to be exact), I find American society at once demanding, garrulous and worshipful of charming extroverts. This perception of the perfect American finds its way into churches, bleeds over the pews, stains the carpets and infiltrates the very verbiage and conversational rhythms. Modern churches exemplify this particularly with stage lighting, booming mic’s, catchy tunes and coffee bars. And suddenly church is about working and collecting merit badges at warp speed. If you have lots of energy, bright eyes and agreeable conversation–you’re in!

If not, you’re a problem.

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Thoughts & Reviews, Writing: I've Got Gadgets and Gizmos a Plenty...

Disabilism: A Word I Didn’t Know

I think it’s telling that when I type the word “disabilism” within WordPress’ platform, the word is automatically assigned a red squiggly underbelly. This mark of doom gives me pause that I mistyped the term, but a quick Google search verifies my spelling. Oxford Reference defines disabilism as “Discriminating against people because they have or are perceived to have an impairment.” In other words, disability discrimination. I’m throwing myself onto the sword: I didn’t know disabilism was a word. I know some disability history and am aware of general laws and governmental support for those with disabilities, at least in America. But clearly I do not know enough to recognize the simple –ism summarizing this ugly arena of human behavior.

All my life I’ve lived with, besides or around disabled people. How then did I not know this word? Continue reading “Disabilism: A Word I Didn’t Know”