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Savings vs. Profits

Sometimes it is the juxtaposition of articles that gives them meaning. A couple of days ago I recall a meme that flashed through my Facebook feed. (I tried to find it again to link to it here, but aft

7 hours ago

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Uncategorized Culture money language Social Class

Restroom Anxiety and Verbal Violence

“I asked Mercedes to explain to me one of the great mysteries of modern shamings— why they were so breathtakingly misogynistic. Nobody had used the language of sexual violence against Jonah, but when

3 weeks ago

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Uncategorized politics gender lgbt

Poet and Subway Guard

While I was researching other things I came across this story of Thomas P. Flynn, poet and subway guard, which ran in the June 17, 1916 edition of Bruno’s Weekly. The title charmed me, and I thought I

3 weeks ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Poetry History Work Social Class Social Status

The Others

This was the darker side of community. For a group to have a sense of cohesion, a sense of being “us,” it had to define what was outside of the group. It had to define a “them”— the excluded. Who “the

03/17/2016 12:07:28 PM

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Culture community compassion identity assumptions Judging

Publishing Contracts

An article came to my attention today through my social media feed. It is written by Kameron Hurley and has the title Traditional Publishing, Non-Compete Clauses and Rights Grabs. In it, Hurley takes

01/31/2016 11:46:51 AM

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Publishing