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Thoughts on a Word: Wrecked

Yep, I’m still thinking about the New York Times article “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body”. This time, I’m going beyond my initial thoughts to touch on something that’s been bothering me — but that took me a while to

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Triggering Talk & Staircase Wit

This post and the video in it include some body policing statements that, on bad days, I find triggering. Others might as well. I recently saw Joy Nash’s Fat Rant 3: Staircase Wit — basically thinking of the perfect response

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Low Creativity

It’s that time of the school year again… tunnel time. Far enough in that the honeymoon of the beginning is over, but not so far that I can see my way out. Don’t get me wrong: This is a standard

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Thoughts on a Word: Power

Last period, last question. Unexpectedly, the bell rings early. (WTF, PA system? The one time we hear the bell is the time it’s not supposed to ring.) Twenty-six students get up to leave. I say, “We’re not finished yet.” Twenty-six

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Thoughts on a Word: Fetching

Photo of small gray dog and small beige dog on couch.

fetching — adj. — attractive, pleasing — Merriam-Webster Right. So. My dogs have this rope toy. Sometimes I throw it for them. If they are in the mood, they run after it and bring it back. The best times happen

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Personal Narrative: Variations on a Theme

Between working first as a writing tutor and then as a writing teacher — and, oh yeah, as a writer — I’ve seen a lot of personal narratives over the years. While each person’s story is their own, I’ve noticed

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Rape Is Not Your Metaphor for Popcorn

[This post contains rape jokes and discussion of rape culture.] What I should have said was, “Excuse me?” What I should have asked was, “The fuck is your problem?” What I should have pointed out was that when one is

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