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11. sir, you have entirely too much baggage
either pack your therapist or learn to pack light.
pop culture - lifestyle
9.26.11 : feature column!

On a recent transcontinental flight, in between offering First Class a pre-departure beverage and greeting the shuffling masses, I had to keep one eye open for people and their drama. I mean baggage. I shouldn't have to be the Bag Nazi. I'd much rather be nice to you, I truly would. It gives me wrinkles when I have to frown at you, admonish you, tell you to turn your phone off for the seventh time, ask you to please bring your seat up, request that you please hurry up and step out of the ais...
12. do you hear the words that are coming out of my mouth?
maybe we should work on our communication skills
general - lifestyle
8.22.11 : feature column!

Communication is the activity of conveying meaningful information. It is what moves us through every day, through each interaction with another human being. Hand gestures can ask for more and say stop, can suggest movement and sketch ideas, can say thank you and disparage. A touch can convey compassion, sympathy, joy, exhilaration, excitement. Even silence can hold space for yourself or someone else when there are no words that seem tremendous enough to express the right meaning. Verbal com...
13. size may or may not matter
i wouldn't say this is a scientific fact, no
humor - lifestyle
7.25.11 : feature column!

Penis size is all about perspective. You should probably realize by now that this column isn't for the easily offended. Nor is it particularly safe for work, if your boss can read your screen and you have it set to REALLY BIG FONT. I've only just realized that I will probably be very selective in who I send the link to via email. My mom won't be particularly distraught, but my grandmother may be a little shocked. Then again, my grandmother IS the woman who made a ribald comment when I p...
14. dating is different these days
for one thing, more penis pictures
humor - lifestyle
6.22.11 : feature column!

Dating, for me at least, only really began about a decade ago. Unlike a lot of girls, my dating career didn't start in High School (a fact that can be chalked up to having just about the same personality then as I do now, and not having the social status or looks to confidently revel in it, resulting in an awkwardness which didn't endear me to any of the boys my age). The one date I can really remember from being fifteen was with a red-headed soccer player named David who came over to my hou...
15. don't take your caveman shopping
leave the hunter at home
humor - lifestyle
5.23.11 : feature column!

Men and women are different. If you didn't figure that out playing "Doctor" in the first grade, then hopefully you have established some kind of understanding in the years since. Beyond the physical differences that make dating, mating and relating so damn interesting are the psychological and genetic characteristics that drive us nuts when dealing with the opposite sex. We love them, but we hate them. One of the most obvious is shopping. Women love to shop, in general. Some feminists or...
16. me-conomics part 2 of 2: education experimentation
build a better society by bettering yourself
news - discussion
4.25.11 : feature column!

In last month’s column, I sketched out the basics of the various ways in which “America Has Built and Maintains Disposable Lower Classes”. Immediately after publishing, it felt like I had set almost too grand a goal for myself though I was writing about something I was passionate about and interested in. In struggling to find the right tone for a follow up column, however, I realized I was getting bogged down in information overload and possibly in over my head – I did mention my lack of for...
17. me-conomics part 1: poor, poor you.
how america has built and maintains 'disposable' lower classes
news - discussion
2.21.11 : feature column!

In India, there’s a clear caste system. When you’re born to a particular class of people, you stay - generally speaking – within that class of people. (Karmically speaking, if you play nice, you might be reincarnated into a ‘better’ caste in your next life.) On this side of the ocean, we don’t have such blatantly defined social ranks, but the American people are still distinctly separated by economic status. In America, social status is constantly being jockeyed for, but the caste lines ar...
18. the internet is ruining your life
stop letting it
pop culture - lifestyle
1.24.11 : feature column!

Like most of my generation, I've spent a great deal of time logged into the world wide web. I wouldn't be far off, I'm sure, if I hazarded a guess that I spent thousands of hours online over the last decade. I first got logged in at the age of 16. I was a junior in high school. It was 1998. Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer were the only browsers I was aware of at that time, and frankly, I have no idea what business I thought I had surfing the web, but it was fascinating. Rememb...
19. what happens when you go to bed with gilda
...and wake up with me?
general - lifestyle
12.20.10 : feature column!

Sometimes, I feel as if I get more than my share of married or otherwise taken men flirting with me. It’s not just idle flirtatiousness that is publicly visible and harmless. It’s a hushed conversation, quietly discussing when the possibility of getting away from their wives might happen and wanting to meet me ‘for a drink’. It’s changing the subject when someone else comes within hearing range. When I’m engaged in these conversations, I feel like I have my poker face on. I’m smiling, whi...
20. it's not censored, you just can't read it.
exploring brave new worlds of censorship in education
pop culture - discussion
11.22.10 : feature column!

It’s August, 1995. I’m just barely into high school, but in rural North Carolina, 9th grade was still at the local middle school, but located right beside the local high school; which, in turn, was right beside the local elementary school. I’ve decided Doc Martens are the coolest shoes ever and I wear them with everything. I have a pliable metal cuff I wear as an earring sometimes and as a nose ring sometimes. I’m a new girl at a new school, and I want to be liked, but I don’t realize yet t...
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re: it may be petty

Just excellent.

re: trust your own judgment

I really liked that. Good luck on the next 4 years.

re: dating is different these days

Good luck!

re: me-conomics part 1: poor, poor you.

Writing about the economy is hard. You nailed it.

re: me-conomics part 1: poor, poor you.


re: me-conomics part 1: poor, poor you.

You hit this out of the park. It's timely and accessible. Most of all, sharply spot-on.

re: what happens when you go to bed with gilda

That was really good. Probably the best thing you've written (at least that I've read).

re: what happens when you go to bed with gilda

Flipping brilliant. I don't think anyone else could have written this.

re: what happens when you go to bed with gilda

You really nailed it...that is why we all do..IT !!!we all need the fantasy...so don't blame those married guys too much..their wives are doing it ...too !!(smile)

re: what happens when you go to bed with gilda

I don't like Real Life on its own either. Nicely done!

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