I met a Dragon

I met a dragon face to face
the year when I was ten,
I took a trip to outer space,
I braved a pirate’s den,
I wrestled with a wicked troll,
and fought a great white shark,
I trailed a rabbit down a hole,
I hunted for a snark.

I stowed aboard a submarine,
I opened magic doors,
I traveled in a time machine,
and searched for dinosaurs,
I climbed atop a giant’s head,
I found a pot of gold,
I did all this in books I read
when I was ten years old.

– Jack Prelutsky

Australian Campfire Resource

I often find the best stuff while looking for something only tangentially related.

This week I stumbled across this great Campfire Activity Resource Kit from Australia.  It is a great kit to teach girls proper campfire edicate, planning, fire building etc.  I especially like the first activity that could act as a great opening ceremony to a campfire to set the expectations and mood.  I know at least one of my co-Guiders would really like the second activity on proper flashlight (torch) edicate at a campfire.  In fact I can think of uses for almost all the activities.

Caring and Sharing

If you have a gift-bring it
If you have a song-sing it.
If you have a talent- use it.
If you have a love – diffuse it.
If you have a sadness – bear it.
If you have a gladness – give it.
If you have a religion – live it.
If you have a prayer – pray it.
If you have a kind word – say it.

We all have gifts that we may bring,
We all have songs that we may sing.
We all have kind words that we may say,
We all have prayers that we may pray,
We all have low and joy to give.

And what a joy life is to live,
If we just scatter everywhere,
These things we’ve been given to share

What’s Your problem?

Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centres, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says, ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist’, I ask, ‘Why? What’s your problem?
― Dale Spender