Archive for February, 2012

WEDNESDAY’S PHOTO OF THE DAY

Posted on: February 29th, 2012 by Madison Lake No Comments

Take a leap…

Photographer: David Roth
location: Vancouver, BC
website: http://cargocollective.com/davidmadeapicture
flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_roth/
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Music Monday

Posted on: February 27th, 2012 by Madison Lake No Comments

I’m going to start this week off with a disco legend…

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY

Posted on: February 24th, 2012 by Madison Lake No Comments
Five words chosen randomly from Thursday’s post to create this 50 word story.


cheap, soldiers, popular, option, rubber

Nothing is cheappopular, yes, a passing trend, perhaps. She closes the real estate guide, puts on her rubber boots and ventures out into the downpour. What ever happens, moving to Tanzania is not an option. The rain is getting to her, but she soldiers on.

You can play too. Just email your 50 word story from any Thursday post to
madlakepages@gmail.com, and I’ll use it for a FLASH FICTION FRIDAY. Who knows, you may receive one of many prizes kept in the Madison Lake cache.

HISTORY OF SEX: Part 6

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012 by Madison Lake No Comments
Children are wonderful, they pass on our legacies, and bring joy into our lives. That said, we don’t always want to conceive every time (or even any time) we get busy.  That is where some great inventions come in…
The condom has been around since at least the 15th century, when they were made of linen soaked in chemicals and allowed to dry.  Ouch.  Condoms were the privilege of the upper classes, due to cost and education, and were first invented to protect from syphilis.  The Catholic Church first raged against them in 1605 when men began using them as contraception.  The United States and almost every European country was against condoms for two reasons: first, contraception was seen as an evil and second, venereal disease was seen as a just punishment for sexual transgressions.
After rubber became a cheap option, condom use skyrocketed.  Even though the first rubber condoms were as thick as a bicycle tire (!), they were hugely popular, especially with soldiers.  Governments provided condoms for soldiers and saw STD rates plummet.  Condoms were being used by over half of sexually active men in America and were the most popular method until the Pill came along (and we’ll learn more about THAT in a later post).  Still, condom sales increased steadily and new technology comes out every year…now there’s the female condom, customized condoms, plastic condoms, pre-teen condoms, ribbed condoms…what could be next?  Condoms with laser light shows?

WEDNESDAY’S PHOTO OF THE DAY

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012 by Madison Lake No Comments

The body’s song…

Photographer: HyeJin Song
location: London
website:  http://hyejina.tumblr.com/
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