Monthly Archives: February 2009

Fear of Aggression

My kickboxing instructor asked me to punch her. She wouldn’t punch back. She’s training for a big fight and needs to get used to being hit. I don’t know if I can. Why am I kickboxing anyway? For a few … Continue reading

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True or False?

One day in high school honors geometry our teacher, Dr. Sahagian, wrote a premise on the board and asked the class to vote if it was true or false. I raised my hand for “true” and then the entire class … Continue reading

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Overcoming Shyness

When I was younger, especially as a teenager in high school and college, I would never participate in group discussions. I’d spend my time squirming in my sit wishing I had the courage to raise my hand. When in social … Continue reading

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My Blog's Wordle.net

Click on the image to go to the Wordle Gallery: I like that people, always, and care are the largest and therefore most frequent words.

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Why Do I Care?

Last week I wondered. Why do I care about the historic preservation of a building? Why do I care if the affordable housing community is built? Why do I care that there are homeless people living on our streets? None … Continue reading

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Why Being A Cosmo Reader Is Good For Society

Is it such a bad thing to be a Cosmo Girl? Should I be embarrassed to celebrate my 45th birthday this week and “fan” Cosmopolitan on Facebook? Ever since I was in college, going to the beach or the pool … Continue reading

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