Adventures with the Delia-Alley Clan

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Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees

You may be wondering what bees need a hotel for, when they make their own hives. The truth is that many species of bees are solitary – the do not live in hives but instead construct their own nest. The main reason for this is because in these species every female is fertile and this would not make for comfortable communal living in a hive.

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One of the highlights of the weekend was kellysue and mattfractionblog party where great comic artists filled in their hallway comic panel wallpaper.

that’s Matt Wagner, skottieyoung, tony moore, Matthew clarke and many others.

Hey, look, it’s our hallway. 

Edited to add: 

This is the wallpaper we used:

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Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009 | Banned & Challenged Books →

How many have you read? Happy #bannedbook week!

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Emma Watson UN speech →

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Watch Emma’s speech and take action

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Ghostbusters Slimer Balloon at Rose City Comic Con!!!


Ghostbusters Slimer Balloon at Rose City Comic Con!!!

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The more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain is that this has to stop. For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes. […] You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something.

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21 Utterly Ridiculous 1970s His and Hers Outfits →

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Joel is here to save the day!

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Batmobile hitches a ride on ‘Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon?

Director J.J. Abrams tweets a video showing a glimpse of Han Solo’s beloved hunk of junk — the Millennium Falcon — with a fun shout out to “Batman vs. Superman” at the end.

Watch the video & learn more in my CNET article here.