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Life

Helping Someone Help Themself

Let’s just get this out of the way – the world would be a much better place if everyone took my advice. Trust me on this.

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Women In Academia

Words of Encouragement

The last two weeks I have been posting about some fairly heavy stuff, I guess, like institutionalized sexism in the sciences in academia and the importance of finding the right level of stress for maximum personal satisfaction and productivity. I don’t want to minimize the impact of those topics or their effects on young academics […]

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Parenting

The Parenting Chronicles: Starting Over

This piece was supposed to be easy. “It just wrote itself, ” I thought I’d say. Instead the harder I’ve tried, the worse it’s been. There’s just so much to say, so much of it the things that words can only diminish.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 3.19, “Choices”

I mean, come-come on. What kind of a life can you offer her? I don’t see a lot of Sunday picnics in the offing. I see skulking in the shadows, hiding from the sun. She’s a blossoming young girl and you want to keep her from the life she should have ’til it’s passed her […]

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Bodies Perspectives

Intuitive Living

I’m writing this post by hand in bed. Sitting at my computer in my office wasn’t working for me, and I felt that if I changed my location and switched to pen and paper I’d be able to write. I knew instinctively that doing so would help me with this post, so I happily acted […]

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Perspectives

What’s in a Name?

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I decided to get married. I cannot believe the degree to which people think they are entitled to judge and offer completely unsolicited opinions. I’m not talking about my family and friends. That I expected; moreover, they care about me and are a part of my life. But […]