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This One Trick Will Help You Solve Any Difficult Problem

Dear CM88,

In this lesson, I’ll discuss how everything in life tends to balance out, no matter how far outside the boundaries you feel. You’ll learn to: 1,024 more words


Not all Writers are the Same

People on WordPress like to describe themselves as writers. These same people also like to describe writers in general. One of the things they do most is lump all writers together into this group of people that does everything exactly the same way. 157 more words

it's these little things that make me so angry.

Today, I had to run around to apologize for sending students to print their essays in our Media Center (which I was so excited that they had finally completed!) because the idea of actually closing the Media Center to all students all day for all reasons whatsoever was so ridiculous I didn’t even remember it was an actual policy in place as of last Friday. 83 more words

The Wide Brush

There’s an old expression that I can’t quite remember…something about painting everyone with a wide brush. (Feel free to correct me.) This picture reminds me of how much I dislike the practice. 158 more words



Several years back, the movie American Beauty came out –  you remember, all the hype?
It had a certain young, semi nude looking girl on the front cover, strategically covered in rose petals – ring any bells?  239 more words

American Beauty

"Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt."

I take exception to these kinds of generalized arguments for several reasons:

1) It’s important not to treat all men as abusive, as it unfair to lump men who wish to be part of the solution in with those who are part of the problem. 165 more words


Misconceptions: All Africans Live In Huts And Trees

When I think of misconceptions or stereotypes about a culture or group of people, I think of Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story. 442 more words

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