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Author Archives: Amy L. Darnell
The news over the weekend that Supreme Court Justice Scalia died, has put American politics into a whirligig of absurdity and hypocrisy. Valentine’s Day, on Sunday, can often be viewed as a saccharin example of hetero-normative commercialism. Oh gosh. I’m … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking of Bryn Kelly so much, especially after her memorial service on Saturday. I couldn’t help but think of all the Bryns, of all the Amys, of all the lives we live in our larger time on Earth. … Continue reading
The Iowa Caucuses occur tonight. Showing up is subversive when everyone else is at home.
Think once, twice, or thrice when attempting to speak the truth.
Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for so many things. We would all do well to remember that the intersections of race and class and education and gender are tightly bound. You cannot ‘win’ one battle without remembering there are more … Continue reading
“Be kind to each other.” Like many a Facebook post, those words were a nice thing to see on a Wednesday, a middle of the week day when you could see the goodness of a three-day weekend ahead of you. … Continue reading
Today is the first day of classes and this seems as appropriate as anything. Dear students, shake off the shackles of the mundane and see what’s out there. Find that place where you belong.
‘Tis that time of the year when we wax nostalgic and try to think of ways to make our lives better. Perhaps this is a simple way to start the process in the new year.
I know it’s dangerous to post this as we begin the final weeks of the semester, but this is when we need to remember it most. We can only do our best to control our own lives, thoughts, bodies– and … Continue reading