What About Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s recently. Finally. After years of telling myself I should watch it as a film student, getting told I should watch it, and putting it on various lists of movies I had every intention of seeing, but never made time for, I watched it. I wanted to love it. I wanted … Continue reading

Shooting Myself In The Foot: When Good Policy Complicates My Life

This may come as a shock to you, but I have principles. And opinions. Sometimes I’m pretty loud and/or venomous about expressing them. I’ve gotten into more than one shouting match, and tried to silence someone with my mind upon several occasions. On Sunday, though, I had a somewhat novel experience. I was rather inconvenienced … Continue reading

With a Capital F, Part 2

This is part 2 of a longer post. You can read part 1 here. For the last few weeks, I’ve been watching the facebook posts of my colleagues from my previous teaching experience going back. Some of them are ones I knew, some I never actually met, or met briefly in passing. They’re going back, … Continue reading

With a Capital F

I’m failing at this. I’d like to say I’m failing bravely, dangerously, or at least loudly. That I’m going down with one hell of a fight. That I’m giving it everything I’ve got, and it’s just not pulling through. That I’m having a good failure. I’d like to say that, but I do try to … Continue reading


I was a coward most of the way through school. In a lot of ways, I still am. I’ll readily admit that what “they” think takes up entirely too much of the time I spend thinking about the world. This would be a lot less of an issue if what “they” thought was usually good. … Continue reading

Standing Up

Warning: This post contains political content of a sexual nature. If you’re curious about my views on the politics of gender issues, patriarchy, the system, sex, and all sorts of other things connected to the above, then you’re in the right place. If you are likely to be upset or disturbed either by finding out … Continue reading