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About hipstersmother

Writer, Teacher, Observer, Amateur Therapist, Killer of All Things Grown in Pots, Living Room Comedian

Is Courage Bad? On Bullying

And so it stays just on the edge of vision, A small, unfocused blur, a standing chill That slows each impulse down to indecision. Most things may never happen: this one will, And realisation of it rages out In furnace-fear … Continue reading

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The Death Thing

An acquaintance of mine died this week.  I would say unexpectedly, but others seem to have known at least a little before it happened that it was coming.  We saw each other occasionally for breakfast –Darren and she were friends … Continue reading

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Human Beings: Wrong Again

The worst moment was when I sarcastically suggested we all get t-shirts, and the other jurors started a sign-up sheet.  I really wasn’t as mean as they thought I was, so I didn’t point out how ludicrous it was for … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Quaint: Bad Movies

The greatest thing about my job, aside from constantly being inspiring, changing the lives of the young people all day long, and being so universally respected, is that I do get the summer “off.”  It’s not all candy and foot … Continue reading

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I hate it when you don’t hate what I hate

It’s nobody’s fault, really.  And it doesn’t happen all the time.  But when it does, I feel awkward. Pretty much every bookfriend I have — the people who give and take book recommendations to and from me, and who are … Continue reading

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Reading Damn Jane Eyre

One of my sophomore friends approached me on the commons and asked me if I’d read Jane Eyre, because she had just started reading it, and the math teacher’s positive response shamed me into starting it immediately (see earlier post, … Continue reading

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On Reading Six Books at a Time

It didn’t seem like a bad idea at the time.  It was so damn easy to let it happen. When you teach, you are constantly having to read books for class.  Oh, occasionally a teacher will try to wing it; … Continue reading

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