Philadelphia Bars Employers From Requesting Salary History

Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women.

Source: Philadelphia Bars Employers From Requesting Salary History

Rainbow Art Journal – Monochrome Beret Girl

A Pict in PA

This year I wanted to try working in an art journal dedicated to one theme.  I have worked in themes before, of course, as with my Greek Mythology drawings and my altered book that was full of monsters.  Even my first time participating in Inktober became thematic.  The difference with those, however, was that I was utilising the same techniques and deploying the same media over and over.  What I wanted to do was practice using a wide variety of media, combine them to revisit and practice the mixed media techniques I have been learning over the past few years, and challenge myself to create a coherent journal full of connected pages.  I decided to work on a really loose theme which was colour.  Easy peasy.  I bought a new journal (I like the spiral bound Cansons for their flexibility) and worked out how I would divide it between all…

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Dippin’ Dots Extends an Olive Branch to Sean Spicer by LIAM STACK

Businesses in USA


Makers of the frozen treat responded Monday to the White House press secretary after years of public attacks, saying, “We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes.”

Published: January 24, 2017 at 05:30AM

from NYT U.S.

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Flight Of The Bumblebee


When I was young, I played the violin and loved listening to orchestral music. One of my favorites was Flight Of The Bumblebee, which is a frenetic interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed in 1899–1900. So, today, we have this little 2 color doodlewash of a bumblee. Listening to this orchestral piece, you could close your eyes and see the bumblebee soaring through the sky, and it actually felt a bit like you were being chased by an angry one. Though as bees go, bumblebees aren’t typically aggressive, this song had all the energy and frenzy to create quite a battle in a little boy’s imagination. Later, when I was in high school, I would get to play the song myself in an orchestra. That’s when I realized it’s also insanely difficult to play, unless perhaps you are actually a bumblebee and therefore quite used…

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Cape Town: The Ultimate City Guide


Cape Town is hands down one of my favourite places on Earth. I dream of one day buying a little apartment in Camps Bay and moving to the Mother City!

As far as cities go, Cape Town is hands down one of the most beautiful ones on Earth. It has everything a person could ever want, and has a truly endless amount of opportunities for exploration, adventure and fun.

So, if you are heading to SA in the future (and lets face it, you should be) here is a little guide to making the most of your time in Cape Town.



Summer time! I am usually a fan of off-season travel, but Cape Town is so incredibly beautiful in the warmer months that visiting in the high season is worth braving the higher numbers of other travellers.

Summer weather in Cape Town is pretty much perfect –…

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She stalks her prey
through grasses tall,
in savannah brown,
dressed for this ball.

This dance begins
downwind of breeze,
queen lioness
on bended knee.

Hunched low in dress
so still in wait;
a drying pool,
the zebra bait.

A shift in wind
stripes pick the scent
so startled now
queen in descent.

She lunges forth
her prey at pace,
the hunted wild
the race, the chase.

So fleet of foot
these two at dance,
flashing through the grass;
playful romance.

Our lioness
such determined grit,
the zebra slips,
prey takes a hit.

A claw digs deep
Hamstring it rips
A zebra flails
queen keeps her grip.

Unfazed is she
whilst piercing veins,
her dress now soaked
in scarlet stains.

Her eyes tell all,
her prey in fear,
they whisper sweet,
“Thank you, my dear.”

O, lioness
your only known
to feed that pride,
ne’er else shown.

Just to exist

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Tuesday: Hili dialogue

Why Evolution Is True

Note by JAC:  As I wasn’t 100%, Grania (peace be upon her) once again offered to put up the early-morning Hili dialogues. Sadly, Malgorzata and Andrzej are both still quite ill, and I’m told Andrzej had to crawl to his computer to put up not only Hili, but the regular articles for Listy. I wish them a speedy recovery (it’s a virus, I understand); we may have a hiatus in the words of the Princess until they recover.

by Grania

Good morning! Jerry is better-ish, but I am still on Dialogue Duty today, although PCC(E) will join us anon.

Today has been a somewhat ominous and auspicious day in history, being the day of Roman Empire despot Caligula‘s assassination (41AD) – surely a blessed relief to all those who had encountered him; and the day the Macintosh was released to the world in 1984 (ha!) by one Steve Jobs…

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