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Diaries published: 6 (244 days since last diary on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 09:29 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 166 (14 days since last comment on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 05:18 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 1364

Total Comment Ratings: 25

Most Recommended Diary: "What did you do to piss God off so much he killed your child?", 190 comments, 404 recommends

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shiobe's Most Recent Diaries:

"What did you do to piss god off so much he killed your child?" My mother-in-law carried those words to her grave. Her second child died a few days after birth from a heart defect. That was how her ...
by shiobe
Comment Count 190 comments on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 09:29 AM PDT with 404 Recommends
Welfare. My father considers it a dirty word. TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program ...
by shiobe
Comment Count 300 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 05:47 PM PDT with 371 Recommends
It’s an uphill battle for girls who like science. This was expressed too clearly during a JPL presentation at my local library this past Saturday. I and my husband attended the program, mainly ...
by shiobe
Comment Count 267 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:09 PM PST with 222 Recommends
After reading this diary by Hunter about a state legislator in Texas trying to make it legal for only Hanukah and Christmas scenes in Texas schools, and listening to the arguments this past week ...
by shiobe
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 07:21 PM PST with 33 Recommends
After reading Bobbosphere’s excellent article on teachers and the impact of low wages, increased workloads and ineffective unions, I could not help but ponder my library system’s own turn to full-
by shiobe
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 05:42 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
1993. October. My mother phoned me to tell me she had breast cancer. I was devastated. My family was poor, had no insurance and could not afford the $15,000 initial surgery. She had put off ...
by shiobe
Comment Count 96 comments on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 12:25 PM PST with 331 Recommends

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