Monthly Archives: November 2013
What I Learned While Blogging Like Crazy

I almost did it. #BlogLikeCrazy has come to an end, and I came close to meeting the goal of posting…

Food, Family and a Little Conflict for Thanksgiving

Yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner—or whatever you might call the meal you eat at 3:00 p.m.—surprised me. First, the food was amazing….

5 Things I’m Both Thankful for and Happy About

It’s the obligatory Thanksgiving Day post. Mine is composed of the few things I’m not only thankful for but happy…

What makes me a feminist?

What makes me a feminist? I’ve been thinking about this question since my feminism history class last night. We were…

‘It’s a Different World’ from what this trailblazer thought, but we still love her

  It’s rare you hear a speech other than a eulogy that’s sad, beautiful, encouraging and unexpected all at the…

Smiling to False Standards

I recently came across a post on a Facebook page asking women what they didn’t like about themselves when they…

The Feminist First Lady Question Continues

Since reading a few comments to “Michelle Obama is role model, but maybe not a feminist one,” my most recent…

I’m a Terrible Student, but I’m Still Learning

At around 5:00 pm yesterday, I looked at the clock and the work I still had before me to complete….

How Well Do Kids Know God?

I watched a video on Facebook today of a little who might have been four or five years old mimicking…

Why Losing Your Virginity Is Always a Public Spectacle

I could probably blog for a year on all the issues brought up in this interview   with 19-year-old London art…

How to Support a Writer

  I can think of at least three things I’d rather be doing right now instead of writing a blog…

First Lady Love (The Other First Lady)

  No, not Mellie, even though I am writing this after Scandal. At a housewarming party last week for a…

The Battle Is On

I’m writing and posting this way later than I intended, because this morning, sleep won the first battle and the…

Public Sexuality and Private Privilege

I got a surprise during a recent visit to a public library to use a computer. I looked up from…

Don’t Think About This on Veterans Day

The first story I heard today about veterans was about was about former soldiers returning home and becoming firefighters because…

Flawed Women, Fearless Writers

I started to title this post, “Braving the Bitch,” or “Free to Be Bitchy,” but I was afraid readers would…

Rethinking Celibacy

  April, the only character on Grey’s Anatomy who identifies as Christian and the only one who has conflicts about…

Pure Black Power

A note about today’s post: I have a bi-weekly column on National Catholic Reporter, and I plan to use these…

Notes from a Daughter of Greatness

“Intergenerational Prostitution.” These words greeted viewers at yesterday morning’s Daughters of Greatness breakfast. I’ve become a regular attendee at the Ali…

The Scandal of Losing Community

As I mentioned in my post about what I’m into, I watch Scandal religiously. I’ve found, however, that I don’t…

Currently

  Currently is today’s #BlogLikeCrazy prompt. I’ve never written a post about what I’m into at the moment, but I’m…

Is there a wrong reason to want a partner?

I got the following text from my mom at 4:45pm today: “Doing dishes now” I got this text three hours after…

7 Crazy Things

I’ve made a commitment to #BlogLikeCrazy this month, an action I believe is necessary but also for real for real…

The Dancing Feminist

You know “your jam” instantly. All it takes is the base intro, and no matter where you are, your feet…

Why I’m Blogging Like Crazy

When I read See Jane Write magazine’s call to “#BlogLikeCrazy” (that is, to post something every day for the entire…

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