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No Trespassing

Little is more deeply ingrained into our system of values than the concept of being “neighborly”. In my experience, people actually jump at the chance of being a good neighbor. 932 more words

Balding Adonis

The Problem With Intelligence 

The problem with intelligence
So many oxymorons in one title. I will start by listing the three that stick out to me. Feel free to find your own and save them for the day I hope to discuss this essay with you, the reader. 618 more words

Ungrids: Eva Hesse's Latex Works

Part I: Dismantling the logic of the grid

Eva Hesse’s rationale for repetition of a form in her artwork was that “…it exaggerates. If something is meaningful, maybe it’s more meaningful said ten times. 5,192 more words

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Soundtracks to Creation and Other Excuses to Indulge in the Arts

Many years ago–the number of which I wouldn’t confess under torture–I took a great number of studio art courses. The professor, out of kindness or sheer masochism, allowed us to bring a soundtrack to the three hour lab, and we traded off musical tastes. 412 more words

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In remembrance

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” (Unknown)

Eighteen years ago today my beloved husband was laid to rest in a tiny cemetery in North Carolina. 718 more words

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"We Are What We Blog?" (Part 1)

Just a quick note before I start: “We Are What We Blog?”  is an extensive project I took on this year. I seek to use a close reading of a number of blogs, magazines, research articles, and short stories to reflect on self-perception and self-representation. 553 more words

Kind Scrutiny

Bruce Jenner, Kanye West, and the Truth Behind Jameson.

I remember first getting a whiff of the Bruce Jenner sex re-assignment thing a few months ago.  My first thoughts, my immediate thoughts, were “who the fuck cares, do you dude”.   482 more words

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