Em's World

An abortion essay

by Erin Costello   I feel like there is great misunderstanding about the actual meaning of having the right to an abortion. A lot of this misunderstanding is pushed by well-meaning liberals so I want to discuss it. Long essay ahead. The right to abortion is NOT about the right to not be a parent. Women already have the right to not be a parent through both adoption, and safe haven laws in some states. Abortion is specifically about the right to not be pregnant and the right to not endure child birth, which is the right to bodily...

Sitecore’s workbox for workflow sucks

Not only does it suck, another “Advanced” workbox also sucks. Seriously. I had to restore the entire Sitecore databases (we have a staging, so FOUR databases) from the night before because someone accidentally approved all. And yeah, work was lost. Who creates an “approve all” without a “Are you sure” popup????? ARGGGHHHHHHH So I took the best of both and created a better, simple, ugly version that works nicely. PLUS, if there are multiple approvals, etc., I have a comment box that will be applied to all of them. I’m not delving into the whole, create a package aspect...

Witches and Walpurgis Night

For some reason, Walpurgis Night is also associated with witches . In German folklore, for instance, it is said that witches from all over the land would gather for a great sabbath on top of the Brocken (also known as the Blocksberg), the highest peak of the Harz mountain range. This notion was first recorded during the 17th century in Johannes Präetorius’, The Blocksberg Performance , a tome about the history and geography of the mountain and the region. It was, however, during the 19th and 20th century that the witches’ sabbath on the Brocken became popular in art and literature, most notably...