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A Prudish Nation: Understanding Reactions to 50 Shades of Grey

With all the mad pontificating around 50 Shades of Grey the movie (not to discount the same standing-on-ceremony when the books came out more than three years ago), I am certain it belies a bigger conversation, one about sex. When … Continue reading »

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There Really Are 50 Shades of Grey

Wow, the rhetoric is strong. So many Facebook posts (almost entirely from women) about how abhorrent they find this excitement for a movie release of the book, 50 Shades of Grey.  Why the strong emotions? What are we so afraid of? … Continue reading »

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Snow Day

The entire world is still and silent, heaps of new snow piled before doors and windows. No cars drive to work this morning, no kids trudge to school. Just silence and peace, perfect stillness, crisp silence. My beloved hometown is … Continue reading »

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All You Need Is Love

I learned about love from a man in white cotton, with a wrinkled forehead and very little hair, who spent most of his life barefoot in a tropical climate. Love is not preferential attachment, he said. It is universal identification. When you can … Continue reading »

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Musing on Monday Morning

There is a nest in a tree in front of my house, high up tucked into the V of a branch arching up to the sky. There are buds on the branches of this tree, which I see outside my … Continue reading »

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