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You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.
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Antique Vampire Kits | Inherited Values

Antique Vampire Kits | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
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Jessica Savitch (Part One?)

Jessica Savitch (Part One?) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I watched Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story, starring Sela Ward, tonight. During commercial breaks, I Googled Jessica Savitch. To my surprise — and major disappointment — there’s not really...
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What’s That Belt Buckle Rachel Maddow Is Wearing?

What’s That Belt Buckle Rachel Maddow Is Wearing? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I obsess on things; sometimes odd little things. (See my body of work.)  Tonight’s obsession was Rachel Maddow‘s belt buckle. In case anyone else has wondered, Maddow wears a belt...
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Drawing The Line At Valentines

Drawing The Line At Valentines | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
It may seem a little early to start with the Valentine’s Day stuff, but we’re seeing a huge jump in traffic to our previous Valentine’s Day posts (older archives too). Heck, WalMa...
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2011: The Year In Antiques & Collectibles | Inherited Values

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Just Who Destroys Books & Libraries?

Just Who Destroys Books & Libraries? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
After reading So Many Books: Reading & Publishing in an Age of Abundance, I was delighted to serendipitously discover a copy of A Universal History of the Destruction of Books:...
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If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics)

If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
In Margaret Sanger in Context, Tracey McCormick defends the vilified Margaret Sanger. Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood and advocated for planned parenting & birth control before women even had the...
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Charming, Yes; Charmin, No. (Identifying & Valuing Vintage Prints Of Children) | Inherited Values

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The History, Legacy & Power Of Housewives (And Woman In General)

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So Many Books, So Little Time

So Many Books, So Little Time | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
“So many books, so little time,” is the common lament of book readers and compulsive book buyers like myself who snap up paperbacks like this discarded library copy for 50...
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The Top Three Online Content Curation Sites For Collectors

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Now These Are The Sort Of Political Buttons I Can Collect

Now These Are The Sort Of Political Buttons I Can Collect | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I have a modest number of vintage political items in my collections… Some Nixon stuff. Some ERA stuff. I’ve even made some buttons or pinbacks too. But now I’m coveting...
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You Can’t Judge A Racist Nun By Her Habit (Or, The Little Chink In Sister’s Armor)

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In Which Gardasil & I *Almost* Make The News (Or, Ethics In Medicine & Media)

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Magazine Equality: Stuff White People Worry Needlessly About

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.