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From Banned in Boston to Banned in Berkeley in 55 years

When I arrived in Cambridge for grad school 55 years ago, there were a lot of sore shoulders in people who’d been patting themselves on the back for the blows struck for freedom of expression. 494 more words

Social Issues ( Be Civil ! )

To-do list:

To do.

-Butter slices of tiny icebox rye.

-Wrap piece of bacon around canned pineapple chunk.

-Cut out rounds of cheese to fit toast.

-Fill puffs. 46 more words

Welcome to fast and fancy!

For years, I have been poring through old books, cookbooks mostly, examining the strange advice and gory aesthetic of our last century. I am looking for something, but I am not entirely sure what. 231 more words

Accidental Poetry

Charm School 2015 is... delayed... :(

Hello everyone,

You know what is not charming?

Yeah, so, if you haven’t heard, MIT is closed tomorrow… Let’s be honest, MASSACHUSETTS IS CANCELLED TOMORROW!!! 298 more words

Around MIT

Day 14: You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

When someone offers you the gift of food…


  1. Be gracious. Smile and say ‘thank you’, even if it looks disgusting. Their intentions are good and they didn’t have to offer it to you.
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365 Day Photos

My Morning Feminism: Charm School

Is charm amoral? Is a charming man or woman manipulative? Is that what makes Cary Grant and George Clooney so compelling? The fact that they’re great salespeople? 949 more words


Eric goes to Charm school


Each program takes 7 to 9 students. Here were my “classmates” (aged 26-60):

  1. Former university athlete, Saskatchewan
  2. Weight loss physician, California
  3. Gastroenterologist, California
  4. Patent officer, DC…
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