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Because Reasons: A List of Random Things That I'm Thankful For

  • Cups of coffee when I need them.
  • My current work.
  • The family dog, for her over-all amazing personality.
  • Relatively easy access to healthcare.
  • Cheese.
  • Ms Lynda Carter.
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Why are little kids in Japan so independent? Because there is a culture of collectivism that promotes trust not fear

Gloria Steinem apparently had a kind of chaotic unschooled childhood… 241 more words


Our favorite restaurant in Sintra

Our favorite restaurant in the Sintra region is not in Sintra. It is in a nearby beach called Azenhas do Mar. If you’re visiting Sintra it is worth traveling the 12 km to restaurant Adega das Azenhas. 144 more words


Faculty Activities: Karen Barzman awarded funding for "The Role of Cartography in Negotiating Borders"

Associate Professor Karen Barzman has received funding from the following institutions to underwrite a conference she is organizing at the University of Zadar, Croatia in May 2016 titled… 56 more words


16. bailing with bullets.


#ASA2015: Come Home Messaging on the Radio

Greetings from San Diego! I’m here for the annual meeting of the African Studies Association. On Saturday, at 8:30am in Room 411, I’ll be presenting as a part of a panel on “Accounting for Violence.” My presentation, entitled “Encouraging Rebel Demobilization by Radio in Uganda and the DR Congo: The Case of Come Home Messaging.” It’s part of a chapter from my MA thesis, which is also a forthcoming article. 139 more words


“To remind you of better days and other worlds”

By Amanda Kee

I’ve heard the lilting, at the yowe-milking,

Lassies a-lilting before dawn o’ day;

But now they are moaning on ilka green loaning;

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