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NAGPRA, counting by tribe, and the grave of Jim Thorpe

55 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Bad enough for Congress to meddle in adoptions in hopes of helping out Indian tribes. But…burials? My new guest column at Jurist examines the first-of-its-kind lawsuit by which some descendants of Native American sports great Jim Thorpe are trying to use the law to require the borough of Jim Thorpe, Pa. Show More Summary

Planning for I Do: Organizing Your Wedding Planning Details

I have truly enjoyed every minute of sharing insight with Occasions brides in my #PlanningforIDo series. I’m excited to say that my fiancé and I are officially five months out from our wedding date! After exploring a number of wedding planning topics from the experience gained as a wedding professional planning my own wedding, I […]

I hadn't understood review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Diego De Silva's I hadn't understood. The second in De Silva's series is about to come out -- My Mother-in-Law Drinks; see the Europa editions publicity page, or pre-order your cppy at or -- but I figured I should get to this one first.

"Yep, it's a little cold out..."

"But I gotta get my grass time in before the snow hits!!" :) This adorable chublet is Daisy, and she's up for adoption with her buddy Olive at the New Mexico House Rabbit Society in Albuquerque, NM. You can read...

Ferguson: It's Us, Not Them

Most of my friends on Facebook are white, and that's a problem. Before I came out, some friends and family might not have understood the bigotry and prejudice I faced, but now they post messages of love and support, and many of them changed their profile photographs to the little red equal sign in support of marriage equality. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Criminal in Canada

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a straight guy in his early thirties. About six months ago, my wife and I went out on the town to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we came home, we started fooling around, but a combination of too much alcohol and not enough sleep meant I passed out right in the middle of things. Show More Summary

Ferguson: What's Going On

If I whisper your name and you do not respond, my need to get your attention will grow. Eventually, I will call your name out loud. If you do not hear me or choose to ignore me, my need to have you pay attention and acknowledge my presence will be intensified. Show More Summary

Ferguson: What's Going On

If I whisper your name and you do not respond, my need to get your attention will grow. Eventually, I will call your name out loud. If you do not hear me or choose to ignore me, my need to have you pay attention and acknowledge my presence will be intensified. Show More Summary

AUDIO: Tipare’s “My Decision”

Tipare is a singer based out of Aukland, New Zealand who has made a very powerful pop song with very obvious reggae overtones, to the point where if she allowed it to have a dub mix, it would hold together in its own way. As for “My Decision”, it’s a song about knowing someone whom […]


Do I have to sacrifice my seat? As it was I didn’t get the seat I wanted, I wanted to leave on the 11:45, but that plane sold out before the travel agent could jump on it. So here I am flying two hours later and the fortysomething mother implores me to give up my […] The post Charlotte appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.

Don't let the fire go out

6 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

Two years ago today, I was packing my car and getting ready to go set up my booth at the Designer Craftsmen Guild show in Raleigh. I was so happy to have been juried in to this guild. The year before was my first year in the guild and I had a big show. Show More Summary

On the Ground in Ferguson: #BlackLivesMatter

My heart aches today. I'm in Ferguson – supporting the incredible work of ACLU of Missouri, meeting with activists, helping out legal observers, handing out Know Your Rights t-shirts and cards to protesters. And, as a person of color, I'm here bearing witness. Last night, we stood with thousands of others in Ferguson, listening to St. Show More Summary

Robert T. Lackey Redux - Again! 'The Role of Science in Water Resource Policy'

7 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

While I am having fun in Budapest (check out this hilarious flip chart diagram produced by my group) good friend and colleague Bob Lackey gave a lecture in my GEO /Soil 335 class, Introduction to Water Science and Policy: 'Role of Science in Water Resource Policy': Download Lackey_GEO335_25Nov2014 He also...

Jennifer Lawrence Lived Out Her Real Housewives Fantasy

"I do love my Real Housewives," Jennifer Lawrence once told Vanity Fair. "New York Housewives — and Beverly Hills, New Jersey, and Atlanta Housewives. I mean, I love them all, but Miami — oh, my God! Miami is really special." And boy, did she mean it. Enough to visit the... More »

Alien Facehugger Dog Leash Is A Real Product

8 hours agoOdd : Geekologie

This is the Alien Facehugger Dog Leash made and sold by Etsy shop GCFX. It costs $150, which is a little out of my dog leash budget (I use three shoelaces tied together and a safety pin). Also, the facehugger is actually attached to a black fabric harness, which is hard to see in this photo because it blends in with the dog. Show More Summary

7 Ways to Ensure Your Next Business Idea is Evergreen

Nothing is worse than starting a new business only to find out that, after significant hard work, it has a serious fundamental flaw that will likely prevent it from truly succeeding. If you've seen the show Shark Tank, one of my favorite...Show More Summary

To Her, I Was

This is my mother's passport picture. She was pregnant with me when it was taken. When I was a little girl, my mother used to send me out on errands. I loved any excuse to shop, even then, and I took it quite seriously. I remember one time she gave me her list and a five-dollar bill and off I went. Show More Summary

Planning out my Best of 2014 lists

Although it'll be another four weeks or so before I begin posting my Best of 2014 articles, I've already had to begin laying out some of the parameters for this year's edition. I have made my job easier and harder by deciding to review virtually every 2014 release that I have read. Show More Summary

When Considering a Presidential Bid, When Does 'No' Mean 'Yes'?

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) insists that she "is not running for President" and maintains: "I pledge to serve out my term." Yet few political observers take her comments seriously. In fact, a grassroots movement "Ready for Warren"...Show More Summary

Jordin Sparks Slams Ex-Boyfriend Jason Derulo in 'How Bout Now' Remix - Listen Now!

Check out Jordin Sparks singing about her ex-boyfriend Jason Derulo in a brand new remix of “How Bout Now,” off her upcoming mixtape #BYEFELICIA. “Feeling like I have to get all of this off my chest / I know you are sitting there thinking ‘What is she going to do next?’” the 24-year-old entertainer sings. [...]

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