Monthly Archives: February 2013

What do you NEED to know? (2/2)

As a belated (and inadvertent) follow-up to Mrs. A’s lesson, I learned more about the purpose of teaching at the University of Illinois Chicago campus. One of the professors I met there has a son with Fragile X Syndrome. Since … Continue reading

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What do you NEED to know? (1/2)

Back in 7th grade, I had the pleasure of participating in the class of one of a series of amazing history teachers. (For anyone who needs to know, she was a Chicago Public School teacher.) Mrs. A did that whole … Continue reading

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Classy

I’m always afraid of sending my mail any way other than First Class Post because what if it gets stuck in steerage when the ship hits an ice berg? Or has to sit in the middle of a row of … Continue reading

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Words, words, words

A few weeks ago, the fam jam (phrase courtesy of Jo – love it) was visiting the Bub (nickname courtesy of Meghan) in St. Louis (name courtesy of The French). On our way to the delightful and delicious Northwest Coffee … Continue reading

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[Insert obligatory Valentine’s Day post here.]

Look what the Internet hath wroth (jump to so, so, so many more of these Valentines): This, and many other old-timey, amazingly problematic (by contemporary standards) Valentine cards, now digitized, can be found all around! Seems like a good time … Continue reading

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What is a degree even good for? I mean, really.

Once upon a time, while I was on an airplane, I started talking to the person next to me, as I am wont to do. (Being in the 99th percentile for extroversion, I am mega-fond of talking to strangers.) We … Continue reading

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“Where’d you get that camera!?”

In “Rhetoric of the Image,” Roland Barthes makes the following point: It is thus at the level of this denoted message or message without code that the real unreality of the photograph can be fully understood: its unreality is that … Continue reading

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Way to go, Little Company of Mary Hospital!

Congratulations to Little Company of Mary Hospital, which is now officially Baby Friendly! Kudos to my fantastic mom and all the awesome doctors, nurses, and patients who helped make their certification official. :-)

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