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Diary of a (very) Mature Student - an update

It’s been full steam ahead this week.  I can’t believe this is the end of Week 4.

Yesterday, I had a chat with my English Life Writing Tutor.   411 more words


dancing in the belly of the beast -- "Memoir of a Race Traitor" by Mab Segrest

I had begun to feel irregularly white. Klan folks had a word for it: race traitor. Driving in and out of counties with heavy Klan activity, I kept my eyes on the rear-view mirror, and any time a truck with a Confederate flag license plate passed me, the hair on the back of my neck would rise…I found myself hating white people, including myself.

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Soul searching through writing

A couple of months back, I discovered the power of soul searching through writing. During that period in time, I was in a vicious circle and was negatively affecting my relationships with friends and family. 1,096 more words

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Overwriting History: “Just Reading” and the Case of John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman has been in my Twitter feed a lot lately. Apparently, when this Victorian cardinal wasn’t writing his Apologia Pro Vita Sua, the nineteenth century’s longest and driest autobiography (sorry, Newman), he wrote religious commentary that some people still find instructive. 850 more words



It used to be just a pretty little thing. Innocent. Care-free. Mischievous, like contagious giggles. A little too contagious, perhaps. A glance, maybe. Then two more. 354 more words

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