Monthly Archives: September 2013

On social media: [sometimes] you say it best when you say nothing at all

With so many channels for communication, it is incredible if anything stays private. News, no matter how big or small, travels quickly.  Is it possible for the thinking brain to internalize, recall, or reflect on so much information?  What about … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being a sociologist, so just don’t talk shop with your dental hygienist

It is tough enough having your actual profession confused daily by every person you encounter. If I had a dollar for every time someone confused sociology and social work, I’d have quite a few dollars (but not enough to quit … Continue reading

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Persistence in the face of unrelenting mediocrity

After many summers of failing miserably at tending to vegetable plants, I have resigned myself to the realization that I am not a great gardener. Do you hear me, husband?  I stink at gardening. I am not even a little … Continue reading

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A very merry un-birthday to Rogue Cheerios!

So, my one year anniversary of the blog came and went with little fanfare yesterday.  I can hardly believe that I have been blogging for a whole year.  My husband can hardly believe it either. When I first thought about … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation (2013 edition)

I have been struggling to find the right words or images to capture the last few months. How exactly do you get the essence of what we did into a short, sweet blog post? So many things happened this summer.  I … Continue reading

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