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On Six Weeks Alone on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrim Trail

I've always wanted to do this, and this interview only made me want to do it more. It sounds wonderful!

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm 1

On "The Logic of Stupid Poor People," Or, the Only Thing Worth Reading About the Barneys "Shopping While Black" Arrests

@Medusa Her tires?? Is that a luxury good in some way I've never heard of? Because that sounds like a crazy thing to criticize a DV victim over.

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm 3

On "The Logic of Stupid Poor People," Or, the Only Thing Worth Reading About the Barneys "Shopping While Black" Arrests

@MrsTeacherFace Yeah, this was an incredible read. I'm so glad to have read it.

This kind of thing costs people jobs all the time - I've seen it myself in the nonprofit world, where people are expected to be a very particular type of "poor" (i.e. okay with personally making very little money, but from a wealthy enough background that you can afford that, and preferably with a degree from a super-elite college). This article came as a really good reminder to be more careful with my own unconscious judgments in general.

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm 2

On "The cost for each attendee: $4000. And that was after Tracy’s fiancé paid one night for everyone at the W hotel"

@OhMarie Just so you know, my thumbs-up to your comment was about your reaction to her, not your Facequaintance's behavior. What kind of grown-ass, non-Native adult thinks it's okay to wear a feather headdress??

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm 0

On Know Your Crackpot Medical Advice: Dr. Leo Spaceman or John Wesley, Co-Founder of Methodism?

@Madeline Shoes Not ashamed to admit how hard I laughed at that. #truetomyexperience

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm 0

On A Wristwatch That Alleviates the Struggle (of Long-Distance Love)

Pretty watch! But yeah, when I travel to other time zones (basically every other week) I just use the time zone clock widget I added to my phone. It was free.

My LDR was in the same time zone, and is now a no-distance relationship, for which I am very grateful. I would do it again, but only with her.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 11:22 am 0

On The Importance of Gazing at the Day's First Light

@aphrabean Woody Allen is super, super gross. I refuse to watch any of his movies because the thought of it makes me feel dirty.

I don't know what to do with the Mariel Hemingway piece. Ordinarily that's the type of person I love to make fun of (because I'm sort of awful that way), but she's so honest about why she lives the way she does that it's kind of disarming. I think her general humility about mental health and her recognition that psychiatric medications do have a place for many people helps a lot with controlling my eye-rolling tendencies. I wish her well.

(but just me or does her boyfriend sounds super annoying?)

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm 0

On Interview with a Pastor on Spiritual Grammar, Mysticism and Coming Out

I'm not religious at all but I'm really enjoying this series. I liked this interview a lot - having been raised "suburban Catholic" myself, a lot of it resonated with me, like how lay Catholics aren't encouraged to be theologically (or even intellectually) sophisticated in a lot of ways. I was in college before I even realized that Catholics had much of an intellectual tradition.

Anyway, I found this interview thought-provoking and kind of beautiful, in its own way.

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm 0

On Susan Faludi on Facebook Feminism & the Danger of "Individual Women Empowering Themselves by Deserting Other Women"

@popsicletrees Thank you! I had completely forgotten about Howard Zinn - you're right, I bet his bibliography would be a good source of leads. Thanks for the other recommendations, too!

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm 0

On Susan Faludi on Facebook Feminism & the Danger of "Individual Women Empowering Themselves by Deserting Other Women"

Susan Faludi continues to kill it! I had also missed this, so thanks for the link.

I found the material on early U.S. labor history/feminism so interesting, but I don't know much about that period in the Lowell mills. If anyone has book recommendations, I would love to hear them.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm 1