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In Defense of Magic Mike, take two.

A little over three years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled, “In Defense of Magic Mike” wherein I explained, rather impatiently, why I was so upset that people were so upset by a film about strippers. 1,439 more words

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Shark Week 2015 Edition

I’ve written about this subject before and will continue to do so for, what I can only assume, will be a long time. Discovery Channel’s shark week. 352 more words


Lessons Learned in the Northwest

Imagine you are in a coffee shop in your hometown. Your dad doesn’t know a ton about your dissertation in Renaissance literature, but he knows a lot about medicine, and it turns out both your areas of expertise require sitting and pottering away at laptops wherever you can get a wifi signal and a cup of coffee. 596 more words

The Problem With Dating Sites

I’m not the first person, nor am I going to be the last to rant about dating sites. But here goes. . .

Recently, out of sheer morbid curiosity (and a constant nagging from my mother), I joined two dating sites– Tinder and Plenty of Fish. 300 more words


What I Wish Someone had Written to Me

First of all, let me just say that I had some truly amazing teachers during my time in public school. Honestly. I remember every bad teacher I ever had because there were so few of them. 349 more words

This Is Real Life.