Monthly Archives: July 2014

bell hooks: “Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom”

“I came to theory because I was hurting–the pain within me was so intense that I could not go on living. I came to theory desperate, wanting to comprehend–to grasp what was happening around and within me….I saw in theory … Continue reading

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Summer spring cleaning

Lesson: I’ve given away or recycled or donated or trashed a whole lot of stuff in the last few years. I can’t think of anything I genuinely regret. A very small number of items I had to repurchase–one book after … Continue reading

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Summer television

Periodically my DVR starts to fill up and I have to look inward and ask deep questions like: what the hell are these shows? do I want to watch them? should I just sit down and watch ten seasons of … Continue reading

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Family travel traditions

Around day four the vague driftiness started to get to all of us. I am a planner and a do-er and T. and Violet are of the “let’s see what magical experience floats by on the breeze” type. This can … Continue reading

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Hawaii!

This year I decided it was time to get back on the travel horse, so to speak. I had not thought of myself as a travel person, really, but before Violet I had visited England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Iceland, … Continue reading

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TAMMY

We blew off work to catch the first screening of Melissa McCarthy’s TAMMY this morning. I am pretty much committed to anything McCarthy does, and I wanted to put my dollars where they would count most, on opening day. It’s … Continue reading

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Crappy running

My running this year has been awful. You’ll recall I got pseudo-shin-splints in October. I wasn’t back on my feet until the start of April, when I was allowed to do gentle, short runs–a minute running, a minute walking, getting … Continue reading

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