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Variations on a Theme

A version of this post appeared on this blog on February 3, 2017. This is an update. Although I still have a couple of months before returning to work following the birth of my son, Michael, I am already making a plan that will prioritize self-care. A big part of that, for me, is eating… Continue reading Variations on a Theme

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Give Yourself Away

I have been a lifelong U2 fan. My parent took me to Rattle and Hum when I was about 8 months old and I think it’s fair to say that the rockumentary made an impression. I’ve seen them live when they came to Minneapolis in 2011 and 2017 and have admired their work to help… Continue reading Give Yourself Away

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Third Time’s the Charm

I started out the month by reading Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society by Cordelia Fine. Fine does an exceptional job of breaking down why testosterone does not equal violence. She points out what should be a no-brainer for us at this point (at least in my opinion). That is, that when it comes… Continue reading Third Time’s the Charm

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Glimpses

My original intention was to read Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image by Ophira Edut this month. I read this book of essays for a class roughly seven years ago and thought it would be a great conclusion to a month dedicated to self-care. Then I went to pick it up… Continue reading Glimpses