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100 Things About Me

July 21st, 2014 3 comments

imageThese used to be all the rage back in the day. Pretty much every blogger who was ever anybody did one. I would start them and then give up at about number twenty. I am just not that interesting. Plus, I’m an over-sharer, so pretty much everyone already knows everything about me. But I’m realizing I have new readers who see my archive and go, “I am not sifting through all of that,” so why not give them a quick and easy way to get to know me? Aside from this post (which really only highlights a few things about me), there’s not really anything like that on this site. So here it is. 100 things about me. Read more…

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Sing a song of sixpence, pocket full of…dashes.

April 11th, 2013 1 comment
Seriously?

Seriously?

How about my week in dashes?

– Saturday was my birthday. We went hiking and ate ice cream cake. What the hell happened to Carvel? We’ll be getting our ice cream cakes locally from now on.

– I started my period on Saturday. Guess who didn’t get birthday spankings. I did get a lawnmower for my birthday. FROM MY LANDLORD. Best landlord ever. This move is proving to be pretty awesome.

Okay, so that’s not this week. Shut up. It’s my list.  Read more…

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Change

March 26th, 2013 1 comment
Took this in Fort Ann, NY.

Took this in Fort Ann, NY.

I’ve been going through some of my old articles on various blogs and publications to get some idea of who I used to be. The way I put that seems overly dramatic, but truth be told, in the past two years, my opinions have changed so much through experience, research, and conversations that I really am a different person today than I was then.

For example, there’s a woman named Lori who writes for SexIs with whom I have a lot in common. She built a bit of an audience with a series on her life as a stripper in the French Quarter, and she’s very open about her religion. Lori is Jewish, and she practices family purity, which requires a woman to immerse herself in a mikvah after her monthly cycle.

Last year, a Christian woman happened upon the idea of ritual impurity, and how it relates to the idea of “dirty menstruation”, and she submitted an article to SexIs about how sexist the practices seemed to her. Minutes after the article was live, my inbox was filled with emails expressing offense, and disappointment. Jewish women, and the people who were friends with them, felt Jewish people were being persecuted for their beliefs on a site that claimed to be based on not just tolerance, but acceptance as well. Read more…

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