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On In Support of Debra Harrell, Jailed for Letting Her 9-Year-Old Play Unsupervised in the Park

I looked into this a little bit, and I don't think this was a good balancing of risks. The park was 22-27 minutes away by foot -- NOT just down the block -- in a suburban, moderately wooded area. I'm all for kids playing outside, but the difference between this young lady and a free-range kid is that if a free-range kid breaks their arm, a parent working from home can usually take a few minutes away from their work day to look after them. I don't think this is as likely at McDonalds.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 6:24 pm 0

On Talking to Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer, "Story Architects" for Young Adult Literature

@femwanderluster. Building Structure is designed by structural engineers. Nothing to do with architects -- architects have a duty to the public to maintain safety, and are professionals because it is understood that their jobs are too complex for laymen to appreciate. Same goes for engineers. And doctors.

Words mean things. And people who steal? Are jerks, writers or not.

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm 0

On Talking to Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer, "Story Architects" for Young Adult Literature

Off topic, I know, but why do these people call themselves story 'architects'? I am an architect. This is not architecture. Why not call yourself a story designer, or YA Novel Facilitors? Architect is a word that references a specific set of skills that have nothing to do with this job. Go steal someone else's professional designation.

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:10 pm 1

On Interview with a One-Time "Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow"

@oh! valencia
I am being an architect RIGHT NOW (or would be if I wasn't on the HP, obvs.)and although there is a lot of school (you pretty much have to get a masters to become a registered architect anywhere in North America) it is a great job in that you can practice up to and beyond retirement age. The cut-off for being a 'young' architect is about 40.

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm 0

On Depression, Mothers-in-Law, Friendzones

@Super Nintendo Chalmers just logged in to say your screen name is my literal name and it is wigging me out.
That is all.

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm 1

On Paying Your Share and When You Can't

@Absurd Bird Why should she have to pay for more than her salad and water? Maybe she was saving up! Maybe she had crazy student loans! Just because she has a big salary doesn't absolve everyone else from paying *their* fair share. As long as she covers what she orders AND A TIP, how on earth is that 'really sh*tty'??

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm 5

On 2+ Beds, 1.5 Baths, $200K-???

@garli THIS. to be a homeowner, I apparently have two options: move so far out of town the commute begins to exceed the time I spend *at* work, or (continue) to spend ALL THE MONEY on a place where I can bike to work (and groceries, and friend-homes). Neither is appealing, but I'm certainly not going to move to Kelowna (not to mention my bf and I both have jobs that really only exist in large cities and cannot telecommute)

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm 1

On Shouldn’t I Be Saving The World, Or Something?

@redheaded&crazie: Completely off-topic, I wish you good luck in Whistler and for goodness sake BAG IT UP because there are endemic STD's there due to the non-stop party atmosphere generated by a million transient Aussies. Also, possibly the best place on the continent to be a single lady.

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm 0

On “He’s a girl!”

I would like to see more articles with the final tag.

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm 8

On What to Be, and Not to Be, When You Grow Up

@liznieve: it's certainly the case that you can apply for licensure if you are broadly experienced (usually about 10 years of work directly under a licensed professional), but it has been my understanding that the US has been phasing out bachelor's programs in architecture (as was done at my university in about 2001 or so). Has that not been your experience? It certainly puts folks with a bachelor's degree in architecture at a terrible disadvantage while trying to find a job if that isn't the case, which may also result in their low employment.

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm 0