• El Salvador Sunday 459

    Weekend Project: Keep the Peace with a Talenti Standing Vanity

    Okay folks, I am fairly certain that today’s project was my most brilliant idea ever. You are all going to be super jealous, especially if you’re a girl and especially if you…

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    The Great Rose Petal Debacle

    On our first date, there was, amongst other things, mention of a wedding. It was for an old friend of his from high school and would be held on the day after Christmas in New…

  • Racism

    There’s No Such Thing as Race

    As a professor of cultural anthropology, I’ve grown accustomed to my white students blaming their black classmates for their own failure to qualify for financial aid. Along…

  • El Salvador Sunday 529

    Press Trip Lesson #2: El Bano…

    It’s our first day out of San Salvador and between the drive down to the coast, the boat ride through the mangrove forest and the fresh coconut water served in an actual coconut…

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    Every 65 Minutes: To Jacob, with Love

    Almost exactly three years ago, I arrived home at my parent’s house to see three scruffy looking men approaching our garage. My first thought was, “Oh great… who have we…

  • Clearly these people are VERY religious.

    Running: Some Vingnettes

    Let’s talk about marathon runners, shall we? I don’t have anything against them personally, in fact when they’re not busy posting Facebook pictures of their race bibs, I…

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    Do I Look Like a Baby Killer?

    This morning I went to Planned Parenthood.  I go every three months to pick up my birth control pills and again in August just before my birthday for my annual pelvic exam. My…

  • Brussels 2010 058

    Of Beer and Chocolate

    Since when did urinating in public—in broad daylight—become okay?  If it seems that I’m a bit obsessed with the art of peeing in Belgium, it’s because the entire tourism…

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