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WHAT TO DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS TO PIECES PART II: THE SEPARATION

The same week I turned 40, my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. It was on our country weekend getaway that we mutually decided to part. We agreed that the best thing we could do was to sacrifice our marriage to save our friendship. As noble as that sounds, it felt a bit like Sophie’s choice as we walked through the autumn woods together with our little dog and our baby growing inside of me. Life is strange. That much is clear. And hard. That much is even clearer…

 

For more, follow the link to my article on Sociology of Style

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madonnagrill2Feather or Dot, Melting Pot…

I have been thinking lately about Cultural Appropriation. It has come up a lot in the media. And as I refine my views, I realize more and more that they tend, as usual, toward the “lighten up” perspective. What do you think? Read my piece in Sociology of Style and let me know!

http://sociologyofstyle.com/feather-dot-melting-potwhen-cultural-appropriation-just-cultural-creation/

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WHAT TO DO WHEN IT ALL FALLS APART PART I: 40

I’ve begun writing a little series of articles based on recent, life changing experiences, the first one of which has been published in the wonderful Sociology of Style web magazine. 

Here is an excerpt: “A few months ago, I underwent an enormous existential transition. In a trifecta of life changing events, I went from being a married woman in her 30s, working full time and unsure of what the future held, to being pregnant, 40 and separated from my mate.”

Begin reading about my saga here! Leave comments! Share with your friends!!

 

xxooEve

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Brave Talk –

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In light of the fact that Disney attempted to revamp Merida and turn her from feisty tom-boy to ultra feminized princess (the antithesis of her character), I thought I would reblog this old post I did for my friend’s blog awhile back.

Thanks to Heather Ticheli for bringing this recent offense to my attention and to Jamie Gordon (The Narcissistic Anthropologist herself) for posting my old rant in the first place…

http://thenarcissisticanthropologist.com/tag/merida/

 

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A creationism museum seems appropriate to me because creationism feels more like performance art or a ridiculous archive of the past than an actual theory that anyone would believe in. But hey, people used to think autism was created by a cold and unloving mother, that butter was good for burns and that if you looked at something ugly while pregnant, you’d have an ugly baby.

So before you read on, beware pregnant ladies, who knows what looking at the utter twaddle that fills the creation museum might do to you and your unborn…

Enjoy! 🙂

http://tinyurl.com/c4b4msu