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The Handmaid’s Tale: Jezebels

This post includes spoilers for “Jezebels” (Season 1, Episode 8) of The Handmaid’s Tale. As usual, the link on the left has full summaries of all of the episodes that have aired so far.  This week’s episode was another unusual one. The plot returned to focusing on Offred, but Moira was definitely competing with her for this viewer’s… Read More

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Faithful

This post includes spoilers for “Faithful” (Season 1, Episode 5) of The Handmaid’s Tale. As usual, the link on the left has full summaries of all of the episodes that have aired so far. This post is my reaction to what happened.  I was happy to see the pacing pick up this week after the slower storytelling… Read More

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An End and a Beginning

This is the final post of On the Other Hand. The last six years have been wonderful, but it’s time for me to move on to a new website and a different approach to blogging. Effective today, I will be blogging at lydiaschoch.com. There’s a post there explaining why I made the move and what you can expect… Read More

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Guest Post: Why Your Next Move Should Be to Orange County

Why Your Next Move Should Be to Orange County Orange County, CA is best known for its many tourist attractions. It is home to Disneyland, Downtown Disney, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach. Some would consider it a surfing mecca while others come to see the cities themselves. Whale watching, sunbathing, hiking, shopping, and events are… Read More

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Why the World Needs More Science Fiction

1. It gives you a hopeful vision of the future. As I’ve mentioned on Twitter, my spouse and I have been slowly watching Star Trek: The Original Series over the past few months. One of the things I appreciate the most about this show is its unbridled optimism. The characters live in a time and place… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: November 19, 2016

Here is this week’s list of paintings, confessions, advice for setting boundaries, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. It’s extra large this week because I couldn’t bear to cut anything out. Everything was important, so I hope you enjoy all of the bonus links. Confessions of a Dirty Shoe Dancer via maryanne_pope.… Read More

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Canada’s New National Bird: The Grey Jay?

Lately I’ve been scouring the web for distracting and silly news stories. One of the nicest ones I’ve come across so far was the semi-official announcement of Canada’s national bird. The link above shares facts about grey jays as well as discusses why they were selected for this honour. It also talks about the other species of… Read More

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Karma

Karma – Brandyn Burnette from Minhal Baig on Vimeo. This short film includes a brief scene from something horrifying that happened in the U.S. recently. I don’t normally like to give spoilers for the stuff I share here, but I think this warning is vague enough to brush away if you don’t mind violent scenes while also specific… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: November 12, 2016

Here is this week’s list of paintings, poems, essays, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. For Bradie. I shared a different Klara Bowman painting next week, and I’ll share another with you all next week. Look at all three of them before you google her, though. Here Are the Reasons Why… Read More

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