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Blogiversary 5, and 5 Favorite Posts

This week is my five year anniversary on this blog. And let the celebration and revelry in the streets commence! In honor of this auspicious event, I’m reposting five of my favorite posts. These aren’t necessarily the most clicked or linked, or the ones with the most comments… these are the ones I like. Because it’s my birthday. Kinda sorta. So, without further ado… April 24, 2012: Endings. … Continue reading Blogiversary 5, and 5 Favorite Posts

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Plot Junkie: Station Eleven: A Novel, Emily St. John Mandel

The best book I’ve read this year is Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven: A Novel. It’s brilliant, it’s beautiful, it’s intoxicating, it’s all the wonderful things that a book should be and more. In my humble and personal. Here’s what I had to say about it back in January, after my first reading: In a genre that is getting a little full (post-apocalyptic road stories), this … Continue reading Plot Junkie: Station Eleven: A Novel, Emily St. John Mandel

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School Clothes (when you’re the teacher)

In January, shortly after my last post here (wow, did this whole blogging thing get away from me!) I began teaching two sections of a Gen Ed gender course at AU. Two times a week (Monday and Thursday), 80 students expected me to know and to share what exactly was going on with all this sexism stuff. The class was amazing. I had no idea … Continue reading School Clothes (when you’re the teacher)

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What are you reading? Jan 5

One of my goals this year is to write a bit more about what I read. Writing is tied to thinking (they aren’t separate actions–think then write. Rather, the act of writing–sifting through the detritus at the top of the brain to get down to the good stuff–inspires thought.) My tendency is to read and read and read without really stopping to think or analyze. So–while I … Continue reading What are you reading? Jan 5