Category Archives: Conversation Starters

To Warm Your Hearts

There is to be a Women’s March on Washington, D.C., happening soon after 2017’s presidential inauguration. There will also be sympathetic marches happening at most, if not all, state capitals the same day. Living in one state capital alongside political activists, I live … Continue reading

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Has My Moment Come?

I have a quote by Maria Lugones (2003) celebrating “…bi- and multilingual experimentation;/code-switching;…caricaturizing (sic) of the fragmented selves we are in our groups…crossing cultures; etc.” I recently read it and disagreed with it for the first time. Messing with the … Continue reading

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New Idea

Hello. Quick update: I’ve been unemployed and desperately looking for a job for the past three months. I just got hired. Which means that I can spend my time not on job searching but on new pursuits. I’m looking to put … Continue reading

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Seek Another Story

Catching up on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, I heard about a new book: One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner. This book is Weiner’s investigative analysis of all declassified documents concerning Richard Nixon’s actions, including illegal wiretapping … Continue reading

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Perception of Dance

Going through my posts, I decided to finish a thought from early 2014. I attended a performance of the River North Dance Company. Luther College ensures that at least one professional modern dance company comes to campus each spring, adding variety … Continue reading

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Political Labels

I had a perspective-changing conversation in a laundry room late at night in my first year of college, a conversation to which I continually refer. Though my conversant and I touched on many topics, the tidbit we both remember vividly … Continue reading

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The Wilderness of Thought

I live in a national forest near the edge of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area. In my four-day weekend over Valentine’s Day, I chose to explore hikes around the area near the SGWA. Moseying toward a 7800′ “hill” with a fantastic … Continue reading

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