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On Laura Mvula's Tiny Desk Concert

Tickets to see her at Martyr's, BOUGHT.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm 1

On Did We Live Up To Our Yearbook Pages?

Oh dear oh dear, I was awful- My senior quote was from Nietzsche. I thought I was such a hot shit smart kid. *Throws self away* I was also voted "most unpredictable," which, who can say?

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm 1

On How to Remember Father's Day

@queenofbithynia There aren't right words, but I am so sorry.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm 0

On How to Remember Father's Day

@DullHypothesis This was just perfect- you've put that visceral dad/daughter love into unforgettable words. I'm so glad for you that he's with you still!

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm 0

On How to Remember Father's Day

@A. Louise Sweetheart, I hear you. My 20 year old sister was the one across the hall, ten years ago this summer. I still have occasional flashes of fury and bargaining that rise up like bile. I hope you can find some comfort this weekend. HUGS

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm 4

On Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman

Once upon a time a young woman was curious and ambitious and wanted to find work that would be intellectually stimulating and socially helpful. She learned and learned and learned, and took a job that was generally what she wanted, with room to grow. In the meantime she met a kind and honest man and they had an exuberant baby. The woman did pretty well at her generally satisfying job, tried to be a friendly and patient parent and wife, kept in touch with her friends even when they couldn't hang out often, and frequently made nutritious meals. She decided that 'pretty good much of the time' was just perfect for her so she shrugged her shoulders at the mirage of Ideal Womanhood and felt happy. The End.

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm 22

On Ask a Jeweler: Shady Platinum, Sizing Up Your Rings, and the Case For Sapphires

@iceberg I wear mine day in and day out! It's an opal, and it's one of the few tangible things my partner has given me that he chose completely on his own (he selected brilliantly). Usually he gifts with experiences or to my exact specifications, so the ring is mostly special to me because he found it.

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm 1

On My Long-Lost Cousin the Vampire: A Not-So-Philosophical Search for Ezra Koenig

@Kenneth Berserk Great name, dude.

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

So I am building a formal mentoring program for undergraduate students from scratch at work, and I would like to know: if you were (or are being) mentored as a student, what was the best thing? If you were not mentored, what would you have wanted?

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@frenz.lo That's so cool- have a fantastic time!

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm 0