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Store bought no more: Salsa you won’t come back from

I recently went in on a CSA. I first learned about CSA goods and the wonder of local, farm-fresh food during graduate school when I moved in with some fellow grad students. I haven’t had a chance to participate as … Continue reading

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Sleepless in a Land of Exhaustion

I can’t wait until going to bed feels normal again. I hate dreading bedtime and laying in bed awake, just waiting for exhaustion to take over. I hate the feeling of tension and overwhelming sense of impending tears that sometimes … Continue reading

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Less than arbitrary, more in the now

It seems that since about late July, my life took a turn for a country-western song playing forward, complete with the dog that went away. In the past few months, I’ve allowed myself time for reflection, renewal, and attempted revival. This seems … Continue reading

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Newtown Memorial Collage – Sandy Hook

Originally posted on I wouldn't have it any other way.:
Been working on this collage for the last three nights, wanted to wait until all 27 photos of the victims of the Sandy Hook murders were available. I’ve included…

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Zero taxes for zero work

Challenge Take Back Congress: Change your federal tax withholdings to zero tomorrow/today. Email your congressional representatives and tell them you’ll pay your taxes when they go back to work for the people (not corporations) who pay them. (Remember that you’re … Continue reading

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Race in America. Part 1 of ?

Originally posted on I wouldn't have it any other way.:
About a month ago, on February 26, 2012, a 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed. Sadly, as a black/African American boy/man, this isn’t surprising on the surface –…

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Girls become women: Breaking social norms – how to do it

Read this: How to talk to little girls At younger and younger ages, girls are (overly) body conscious, so much so that they worry about getting fat at age three… yes, three. With so many unrealistic social messages about women’s … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Confessions from a Homecoming Queen:
After one experiences a feel-good sort of relationship, it cannot be denied that one can be tempted to re-track in his or her mind how this relationship 1) surpasses all others that came before and 2)…

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Creativity crushers: Standardized testing as early as kindergarten

I have many issues with standardized testing and I think that at some point, I’ll write a post to outline some of them and perhaps provide research-based evidence as to how ineffective they really are. However, for now, this principal … Continue reading

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The Universe and You: And a tale (and video) along the way

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