The Canary In the Coal Mine

Last week my Facebook feed was set afire by an op ed by Lee Siegel entitled “Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans.” It first sparked inspiration. Then outcry. Then backlash.What it hasn’t really sparked, sadly, is the kind of intelligent conversation we need about student loans and the price of higher education in this…

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Pictures Matter

Yesterday, on my way to work, I had to stop and buy allergy medicine since I conviniently removed mine from my purse and the cottonwood everywhere conviniently decided to explode onto the scene. I was standing in line at the cosmetic counter at Walgreens (you know how they use that one as a backup checkout…

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Songs In My Head

Yes, it’s that time. Mostly because you need a new ear-worm, but partly because I need validation. Shall we?   “When the Beat Drops Out” by Marlon Roudette Do you know what I did a couple of weeks ago? I listened to iTunes Radio for what might have been the first time ever. Or the…

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Bear With Me

So if you are actually reading this on the site you’ll notice things look a wee bit different around here. And by “wee bit,” I mean “holy crap, what button did she push? Dear Lord, is this the apocalypse?” The answer is, in fact, that I don’t think this is the apocalypse. If it is,…

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Random Thoughts

This is the first random thoughts post since March 6, 2014. Holy shit. The Mister is currently streaming some random Ted Talks. I don’t know whether to like this for the general factor or be irritated with them. Ted Cruz is signing up for Obamacare. He also failed to register his domain before announcing his…

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I Can Write a Book

Kids, amirite? Since the girls started daycare this fall, we have been exposed to a myriad of viruses and bacteria. Pink eye, sinus infections, ear infections (aplenty), hand foot and mouth, and, or course, the stomach flu. When I heard that Ellie threw up at my mom’s house I felt horrible for her. It must…

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