Author Archives: rikbaker

I have a vested interest.

Originally posted on Tenure, She Wrote:
In the fourth grade, I was obsessed with marine science and sonar technology, and I’d spend Saturday afternoons watching The Hunt for Red October instead of Saved by the Bell. That summer, I toured a Navy sub in dry dock– my…

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To The PTA Moms at My Son’s School

Originally posted on Raising My Rainbow:
Last week I published a blog post about things said during a PTA meeting I attended at my youngest son’s school. I wanted to shine a light on the homophobic, transphobic, insensitive, hateful and…

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Neil Humphreys – This Dad Really is for Life, Not for Weekends

Originally posted on Dads for Life Toolbox:
From Picking up a Penguin’s Egg Really Got Me into Trouble.Used with permission. There is usually a nod of feigned sympathy. If I’m lucky I get a doleful look and a sad smile.…

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Feminist Friday: How Valuable is the Bechdel Test?

Originally posted on Victim to Charm:
Think about the last movie you saw. Were there two or more female characters? Did they talk to each other about something besides men? The Bechdel test, created by Alison Bechdel, examines female roles…

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If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From A Christian Pastor/Parent

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll have gay children. I’m not sure if other parents think about this, but I do; quite often. Maybe it’s because I have many gay people in my family and circle…

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The Illogical Protagonist and Why Your Story Needs One

Originally posted on MOON IN GEMINI:
In the movie The Godfather, two characters in the opening scenes are presented as possible protagonists: Vito Corleone, the presumptive title character, who from the first scene is shown as the powerful head of…

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The Cycle

Originally posted on Teri Carter's Library:
  Apparently the easiest way to start blogging again is to say you’re done blogging.  Kind of like writing.  Kind of like running.  Kind of like everything.  Last time I said “I’m done…

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