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Why Drawbridges Should Not Be Automated

I’ve got to confess, I’ve visited the NPR website, where you can find my interview, about a billion times. I’m proud of it (except for the horrible picture in which I weigh about 50 pounds more than I do now). 421 more words


A Yale Physician's Take on Home Birth

If you are interested in the statistical / medical questions of home birth, check out this article on home birth, by Dr. Aviva Romm.  She was a home birth midwife for decades, and now works as a Yale-trained obstetrics physician.   13 more words

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Something to Write About

It was middle of my last semester at Avery Point.  I was almost finished with my Capstone Paper, had started my first full-time job as a teaching assistant in a clinical day treatment program, was only weeks away from finishing my BA, and had just been accepted to the history master’s program at Brown University.   407 more words

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Why I Ask Questions

I just want to say for the record, I don’t LIKE controversy. Period. I am a habitual people-pleaser, and want so badly for everyone to just be HAPPY!   522 more words

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A Choice to Burn

“I have need to be all on fire, for I have mountains of ice around me to melt.” ~ William Lloyd Garrison

Garrison was a newspaper editor during the early/mid 1800s. 407 more words

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Catching Fire

I love how little children are so fiercely loyal to the teachers they adore. Today, a little girl asked me a question, to which I answered. 515 more words

What's the Obsession?

I am intrigued.  I read various posts from Facebook groups, blogs and various forums on the internet and am constantly amazed by some of the questions posed and resultant discussions. 341 more words