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28 November 2016 @ 12:02 pm
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14 November 2016 @ 12:02 pm
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ann_amalie
14 November 2016 @ 02:36 am
Last year, explaining to a coworker why I didn't want to volunteer at the children's Halloween party, I said what I thought was obvious: "I don't feel like having the 'What happened to your hands' conversation a gazillion times."

She apologized, saying, "People just don't see it after a while."

That's nice for people. Because it’s the deformities they stop seeing, not the disabilities. Read more...Collapse )
 
 
 
ann_amalie
12 November 2016 @ 02:31 am
I'm a reluctant member of Goodreads and other amateur book reviewing and rating sites, including Amazon. Maybe it's my age, although I think it's more about temperament. One of the best things about graduating from college (English major) was never having to write a research paper again, or a "book report." And that's what these sites feel like to me: a class assignment. It's not enough to read the material; I also have to write a well-crafted essay, summarizing the plot without spoiling it, and totting up the book's merits and faults, in a logical and reasoned argument. Read more...Collapse )
 
 
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09 November 2016 @ 12:03 pm
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27 October 2016 @ 12:02 pm
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