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Reflections: The Property Brothers

I recently got hooked on watching HGTV’s The Property Brothers. The premise of the show is that two brothers (twins, Jonathan and Drew Scott) lead potential homeowners through the maze of searching for a home, and renovating it. The catch … Continue reading

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A Word on Disability and #BlackLivesMatter

I wish to comment briefly on the rhetorical movement that seems to be gaining momentum in the wake of the BK shooter’s wounding of Shaneka Nicole Thompson and killing of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. Specifically, there has been … Continue reading

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Digging in the Crates: Day 5 in the Octavia Butler Archives at The Huntington

Today was, unfortunately, my last day in the archive. For now. To make matters less difficult, I scheduled myself to look at half a box. That way I knew I could get through it all. I also decided to craft … Continue reading

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Digging in the Crates: Day 4 in the Octavia Butler Archives at The Huntington

Today felt like a Monday: all sluggish and slow. My body wasn’t doing as I wanted, but that’s not new to me. The archive still beckoned. As I rode to The Huntington, I was immersed in Tavia Nyong’o’s The Amalgamation … Continue reading

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Digging in the Crates: Day 3 in the Octavia Butler Archives at The Huntington

I went in today feeling fierce. I was not quite beat to capacity but I was beat the house down. (If you have no idea what I just said, google “beat,” “beat to capacity,” and “the house down.”) Anyhow, I … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: In Search of the “Perfect” Caloric Day

One of the reasons I gave up on this journey so often before is because it used to feel like every day I had a setback. A lunch with the wrong amount of simple carbs. A dinner with desert and … Continue reading

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Political Flesh XIII: Because Perfection Is Not The Issue

In my Literary Theory class, I had long resigned myself to the fact that I could not teach them everything in 12 weeks. As an antidote to leaving many more theories out, I designed a presentation assignment where the students … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: Eating During Festivities

Calorie counting is frightful/Morsels look so delightful/The hors d’oeuvres do overflow/Party cheers: Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! During that time between late November and early January, the winter festivities commence. For a variety of secular and faith-based reasons (end … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: Paying Attention to the Dial

Last time I blogged about eating, I received a really encouraging reaction from people. I got lots of encouragement about how much this really weighs on people’s minds. I think one of the most memorable was a phone convo where … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: Week 1

While on corticosteroids, as a young woman, I quickly learned to distrust my hunger. Most pervasive cultural messages told me to eat less, diet more, and consider food within a binary of good and bad. Especially if I was to … Continue reading

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