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Foreign Meeting

I have joined the UU Church of the Monterey Peninsula and am back singing in the choir and loving it all. I’m alone most of the week so going to church to be with people boosts my spirits. 1,609 more words


Sightseeing around Paris and Reims, 1/16/15-1/17/15

Bonjour tout le monde! (Hello everyone!)

Last week, I began orientation for my program, and it kept me pretty busy. I was mostly trying to navigate creating a French university class schedule–which is still very much uncertain–and recovering from jetlag. 837 more words

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Elizabeth Scalia: Twilight of the Vaginas

Elizabeth Scalia writes: Here we go…Women’s College Cancels ‘Vagina Monologues’ Because It Excludes Women Without Vaginas

Yet I am a woman with a vagina, and this becomes an area of my concern when people start saying that I shouldn’t reference or acknowledge that—that it’s in fact bad and intolerant so 20th century to even speak about it. 482 more words


I'm here! 1/12/15

Hello all!

I just wanted to give a quick update. I made it to Paris safe and sound on Friday morning with my lovely mother. After a long day of jet lag and monitoring the hostage situations at our hotel near the airport, we decided to stay at the hotel for the day instead of touring the city. 386 more words

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Hello to my friends and family!

In preparation for my semester in Paris, I have decided to set up a blog so that I can document my travels abroad and provide updates for everyone I love at home. 66 more words

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Finals Are Upon Us

Well, folks, this is it: classes are done, and finals are upon us. Since finals in college are an entirely different business than finals in high school, let me describe it for you. 443 more words

Connecting the dots on Columbia

In addition to the traumatized-by-the-news exam extensions at the Columbia School of Law, there’s this:

I was quite anxious when I was asked to present my work to colleagues in order to get a long-term contract and be moved into line for a shot at tenure.

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