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I would hereby like to share my list of ways to completely and totally shut down what you hope will be a productive conversation with a colleague. 1. Insist that the person you’re speaking with is unqualified for their job and lacks the knowledge you bring to the discussion. 2. When the person you’re talking [...]...read more
I’m sitting on my couch at the moment, fuzzy-headed, because I’m on hour 23 of a 25 hour fast. Today is Tisha b’Av, the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av, and it’s one of two 25 hour fasts in the Jewish calendar, the other being Yom Kippur. In many ways, I find Yom [...]...read more
Online Dating: Permission to Be a Judgemental Bitch AND an Opportunity to Date Outside Your Comfort Zone
This post was inspired by Jill’s previous post, Online Dating: The Most Depressing, Or Only as Depressing as Regular Dating?, which you should read. Some of what I’m going to say may have been covered in the comments on Jill’s post, but I didn’t read them, so I’m just going to go ahead and write [...]...read more
This is a guest post by Hannah, a writer and activist in sunny London town.
No one seems willing to separate out the different strands involved: various motivations were in play, from the righteous to the selfish; various tactics were used, from the peaceful to the murderous. And the events themselves can be clearly separated into at least three different categories which must be considered separately.
This morning my Twitter feed is full of two seemingly disparate things: the riots in London, the cleanup, the aftermath, and then the recall elections in Wisconsin. Two things that seem so far apart but when you look at them, aren’t so different at all. Sure, one is the “right” response to an austerity agenda [...]...read more
(or: She’ll Make You Change Gods!) I am, to the untrained eye, a hippie-dippy, no-relaxer-wearing, Whole Foods shopping afro pixie faerie princess. I research traditional African spiritual practices, keep florida water and incense on hand, I bathe with Dr. Bronner’s soaps, I eat vegetables some folks have never heard of (kale, daikon radishes, red leaf [...]...read more