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TL;DR

A few months ago, I read an article by Allison VanNest called, “Is Writing Education Shutting Down Our Right Brain?” In it, Ms. VanNest laments over the fact that in recent decades, many college graduates struggle to communicate effectively in writing. 506 more words

Soapbox

Of men, children, and dogs

The other day one of my favorite people posted in exasperation, “nobody ever listens to me!” If you’re a girl, you just know a statement like that probably has something to do with men, children, or dogs. 689 more words

OPS

O.P.S is a phrase I coined long ago that stands for Other People’s Stuff. Another pet name I use for O.P.S. is derangement syndrome. Rabid Chihuahua. 650 more words

From many, one

A common sentiment expressed in user comments is that one person’s experience doesn’t amount to a trend. Anecdotes are irrelevant and you’re probably a lesbian anyway. 307 more words

Feminism

Feminist Friday: #Twitterpurge, Women, and Internet Culture

Over the weekend Something Happened on the Internet. Well, something happened on Twitter. It was called #twitterpurge, and though it seems to have slowed down a lot since then, it hasn’t quite ended. 664 more words

Thoughts

Fix Comment Sections Instead of Just Whining About Them

As we all know, there’s been a lot of talk and snark about the lack of respectful discourse in Internet culture the last while. It’s strange to me how so many people have only recently decided that a problem that’s existed as long as the Internet itself is something we should find a solution for but better late than never. 1,689 more words

Video Games

The internet: Destroying the generation gap since 1995

“You still play Minecraft?”

The 5 year old boy from our church forgets that Minecraft wasn’t around when I was his age. His confusion mirrors that of my students. 1,076 more words

Video Games