Monthly Archives: October 2008

Race, prejudice and a nice chalupa

I’m regularly floored by seemingly innocuous comments that express racism so deep that we’re unaware of it. I’ve been thinking about race lately, especially in terms of my kids, who are both mixed. To be brief: racism. Note the mention … Continue reading

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Because I? Am a dedicated VOTER

Inspired by the heroics of Antropologa, I decided to confirm that I was, indeed, registered to vote in my current district, so as to wait in as long of a line as possible on Election Day. Should you, too, want … Continue reading

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By water and spirit

It was just as uncomfortable as I thought it would be. Though my family behaved admirably (my brother quashing the urge to break out into “A Mighty Fortress” as he entered the sanctuary), the whole baptism of the chitlins experience was … Continue reading

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Le mot juste

Teaching the English language requires a certain amount of humility. It also requires extended time to grade and large amounts of wine, but that’s a different post. No, humility (which I can always benefit from in abundance) allows us to view English … Continue reading

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The knee-jerk

One of my interests is multiculturalism (you probably know this if you’ve read me long enough), and thus many of the blogs I read deal with intercultural themes. One of my frequent reads is Colorblind Cupid, whose focus, though slightly … Continue reading

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What happens at grandma’s…

…stays at grandma’s. (Discussing superheros, after expressing an interest in seeing “Iron Man”. 4-year-old: Mommy, what’s an identity? Me: It’s who you really are. 4-year-old: So Spiderman has an identity, and that’s who he really is? Me: Yup. And no … Continue reading

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Bete noir: childcare

Parental cross to bear: childcare. I have had my kids in childcare since I was a single mom, out of necessity. I wish I could be financially capable of staying home, but it’s not an option for us right now. … Continue reading

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