I am immersed in my PhD Orals Exam preparation in which I am reading and re-reading important and relevant texts in my chosen subfields within Sociology. Judith Butler’s work in social theory and philosophy is significant, seminal, and canonical....more
I love being around kids. They remind me of what life is really all about. They are so raw about their needs and exploit their emotions freely. They reach out for human connection with no borders.It's freedom, or in other words, security. When they are not threatened with the possibility of opposition, rejection, harm or insults; what have they got to lose?...more
Have you ever wondered if your horniness varies with the seasons? If you're more inclined to mating behavior, say, in the fall or something? After all, other species have "mating seasons." Presumably this wouldn't apply to us, as females of the human species are available for mating much more often than once a year, but is there seasonal variation anyway?
When is a yawn just a yawn? When is a yawn more than a yawn? Contagious yawning -- the increase in likelihood that you will yawn after watching or hearing someone else yawn -- has been of particular interest to researchers in many fields. In this post, we'll explore different studies and conclusions.
'I don't think we should date anymore'. Stop. I want you to stop and think for a moment about your first break-up. Who knows how long you were in that dark place or if you're even out. I thought I was far from the days of listening to 'Tears on my Pillow', myself.
So, I'm 28 and dating. If you're older you're probably thinking, 'You still have time' and if you're younger you'd start off with, 'You're not that old, you still have time'.
My first break-up (gulp) I found out that my boyfriend was dating another woman on Myspace....more
As you know if you’ve been following my blog –I haven’t been blogging lately since I took up my new book project. Consequently, this week I decided to share a chapter from my published book, Darkness Overturned. From Chapter Six:...more
For days on end a little titmouse has flown against the vaulted window in our front room. Starting at daybreak and returning again and again until nightfall, it seems to want entrance or passage –persistently undaunted by the fact that neither is obtainable. Trying to see from its point of view, we removed an eye-level reproduction of a little red cardinal perched in a silk plant on top a bookcase. It made no difference whatsoever. Bonk, bonk, bonk, its little beak repeatedly sounds its single-minded, albeit questionable, undertaking. It’s getting a little on my nerves....more
Yes, I'm an Apple fan girl. But I wasn't always one. Before OS X, Apple's Unix-based Operating System, I was a hardcore PC. I could track down missing dlls, edit the OS registry files, install and configure firewall and virus software, and format, partition, and reinstall the Windows Operating System lickity split. Then one day while I was trying to remove spyware from my system I realized that I was a busy person and didn't have time to dink around with this stuff anymore. I was a college student at the time and I also worked full time....more
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