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Nine tips on how to talk to a teacher (Part 1)

Teachers are human, like anyone else. They’re not perfect. They make mistakes sometimes. But, unless we’re talking about the extremely rare pedophile pervert or raving psychopath who’s found her[1] way … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 11 Comments

This post is NOT about the shutdown

Why do people keep arguing when the battle’s already been lost? That may sound like I’m talking about the shutdown, but I’m not. I’m talking about climate change. Last month, … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Man Flu!

I have to tell him what I want him to do for me, which kind of spoils the enjoyment of Man Flu, doesn’t it?

October 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Being sick

I was speaking a soft sort of croak that my colleagues jokingly called “sexy.” I think in reality it was more creepy than sexy.

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shaken convictions

“Wait! Where did that come from?”

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Big Fat Game of Chicken

If you cross the street, I’ll beat you up!

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Syria and the “red line”

I’m still on the fence about Syria: I don’t know whether “we” (which seems to mean whatever part of the world agrees) should intervene or not. What puzzles me is … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

I did it!

The more I write, the better it flows, and the less I have to rewrite and rephrase.

August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fashion is unfair

Girls are the ones who are most critical of their own appearance, yet they’re the ones we pressure into wearing clothing that exposes every possible blemish, bump, tiny spot of cellulite, pimple…

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

7 things my son says

Getting any information from him is like pulling teeth.

August 29, 2013 · 10 Comments