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Finding My Music
Posted: March 13, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Throughout my entire life, from an early age, music has been one of my great passions. And not just listening to it, though I do quite a bit of that. But from my earliest memories, I enjoyed attempting to play/perform music, in many forms; singing,...
Trump's America: Surviving a Powerful Abuser
Posted: Jan. 23, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
In the months following the 2016 presidential election, the internet has seen a flurry of words. Pages upon pages of journalism, reactions, calls to action, and detailed analyses of exactly how awful and authoritarian Donald Trump will be, all of it...
Learning New Technology
Posted: April 9, 2009, 7 a.m.
Despite the fact that I really don't like teaching, I find myself doing a surprising amount of it. Usually, it's in the form of helping older/less tech-savvy people learn how to use new (to them) technology. Most recently, I had to help my grandma...
Dealing With Online Suicide Threats
Posted: Nov. 15, 2013, 11:09 p.m.
Suicide is not a light subject, which means it's often not discussed at all. I've experienced those feelings first-hand, and even I'm uncomfortable talking about it, much of the time. But, a discussion has recently come up among people I know, and...
Abstinence-Only Sex Education
Posted: April 28, 2005, 9:51 p.m.
Yesterday, my 14-year-old sister brought home a video & curriculum from her Family Life class (which is sex ed, for those of you who didn't grow up in Virginia's public school system). According to the accompanying letter, it's something for the...