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Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits: Most Popular Posts on Sacraparental Would you like a quick tour? Here are some good posts to start with! Just click on the picture.   Collections and Series Sacraparental is full of eclectic series, some ongoing and occasional, some more regular or structured. You can use the search box on the right, or […]

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Down Under Feminists’ Carnival! Ninety-fifth Edition

Kia ora koutou! Welcome to the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival, chock-full of blog posts and great writing from around Australia, Aotearoa and the Pacific. I’m Thalia, a New Zealand lawyer-turned-minister-turned-mother-turned-writer-turned-development-worker. You are very welcome at my place. This is my first time hosting, and heck, it has been a lot of fun. Of the nerdy, […]

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New Year’s Guide to Democracy

Pop quiz for those of you who live in, or are interested in, parliamentary democracies, like the United Kingdom, New Zealand and other such wonderful places: What’s the difference between Cabinet and Caucus? What’s the difference between Government and Parliament and the House of Representatives? Can you describe in a paragraph how a law gets […]

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A Generous Lent, Act 6: Be a Mentor

Much as with our teacher-appreciation lists the other day, most of us will be fortunate enough to be able to list some of the adults who took an interest in us as we grew up, and beyond. When I was eleven, Chris H gave me my first ‘fancy book,’ to start my grown-up book collection, […]

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On a Day Off

If you have kids and if you are lucky enough to have someone in your life who can look after them beautifully for a whole day (in yesterday’s case, my kind husband), you can: leave the house lightly laden think jaywalk have a leisurely breakfast over four courses at the cool new cafĂ© down the […]

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Keep the Home Fires Blogging

There’s a special treat at the bottom of this post. To be able to watch it, all you need to do is either a) leave a comment responding to one of the questions below or b) ignore that invitation and scroll down and press play (I’m not nearly committed enough to enforce the rules with […]

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New Year’s Guide to Sneaky English

I used to teach a course in legal writing that was famed for its pedantry (not thanks to me – on that occasion I didn’t make the rules). There was half a mark off for every error of any kind – punctuation, spelling, citation, style, everything. Before the first ‘opinion’ (the main kind of assignment […]

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