Category Archives: Parents

Dining à la Garibaldi

Before 1990, if you had asked me who Giuseppe Garibaldi was, I probably would have guessed that he had something to do with Garibaldi’s Pizza, the best local pizza joint in Memphis, TN.  It was not until the sixth grade … Continue reading

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For Father’s Day

I remember growing up there was an ad on TV, sometime in the early nineties maybe, promoting men taking an active role in their children’s lives.  It showed a guy playing with his kid or something, and the voice-over informed … Continue reading

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Žeja-Thirst

I’m still working on some posts about Kosovo, which I’m really excited about and will begin putting up tomorrow, but I thought I’d try something different today.  I wrote the following for my Slovene class last semester, when asked to … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day

It’s interesting how nearly everyone is posting today about how their mom is the best.  All over the social networks I’ve seen this sentiment expressed in various ways, but always simply and matter-of-factly.  It’s not a contest, it’s a statement.  … Continue reading

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‘A Woman’s Place Is In The Home’ or ‘Cherry-Picking The Bible’

When I was studying abroad in Germany my senior year of high school, my English class received an interesting assignment.  We were going to have a debate the following day, and the topic was going to be whether or not … Continue reading

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Driving The Wedge

Don’t look now, but there’s a war on.  The lines have been drawn, and everyone is choosing a side.  It’s good versus evil.  It’s right versus wrong.  It’s enlightened versus ignorant.  It’s gay versus straight.  It’s South versus North.  It’s … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Are Awesome, Unless You’re Gay…Or An Unmarried Woman

Bombs are falling over Baghdad.  This was the imagery that my brother called to my mind this morning when I skyped him to share my sympathies about the passing of Amendment 1 in North Carolina.  My brother and I had … Continue reading

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