that my boyfriend made for me before I went to Mexico last summer. I wasn’t sure at the time how long I would be there, but we were both afraid it would be a long time. In any event, I had this playlist on my ipod when I went down there, and it took me a few days before I could bear to listen to it. Every song made me feel far away (which I was), but it was a different kind of far. It was the feeling of being far from a time or an experience, being far from a feeling – that feeling that I had when we sat on carpet of his new apartment and made jokes about his piano playing neighbors, that feeling that I had during the day when I knew I’d see him that night. Yes, that feeling. That feeling of closeness, of anticipation.
Now when I hear that playlist, like tonight, it sets those feelings upon me again. And in my car, driving wherever, I am again very much alone and far away.
I could have been in Mexico right now. But I’m really glad I’m not.
A new survey of New Jersey voters comes to a provocative conclusion: Fox News viewers tend to be less informed about current events than those who don’t watch any news at all.
Fairleigh Dickinson University recently questioned 612 adults in New Jersey about how they get their news, offering as options traditional outlets like newspapers and local and national television news, or blogs, websites and even Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
They then asked a series of factual questions about the major events of the last year, from the “Arab Spring” to the Republican race for president.
For example, respondents were first asked whether, to the best of their knowledge, opposition groups in Egypt had been successful in bringing down the Mubarak regime.
Among NPR listeners, 68% correctly said they had been; only 49% of Fox News viewers answered correctly. In fact, the survey found, Fox viewers were 18 percentage points less likely to answer correctly than those who watched no news at all.
If a foetus isn’t a baby even though it’s fertilised, then what is your issue with eating unfertilised [free range] eggs?
…eh, probably something to do with consent.
because, vegans do not eat any animal products. Regardless of how ‘humane’ the animals are kept. Personally, I think eggs are disgusting. I have never liked the taste and have never been keen on them. I guess it’s hard for most others to understand this.
Not to mention the terrible conditions in which egg laying hens are kept (yes, even if the carton says free range). Free range often means as many hens as possible crammed into a barn; maybe there aren’t any cages, but humane? I think not. Can I support this because I sometimes enjoy eating eggs? No.
Also, taking the entire pro-choice argument and boiling it down to the argument over personhood, or when life begins, or whatever you want to call it, is to show utter disregard for the movement itself. I honestly feel that the argument over personhood and when it begins is a republican/tea party ploy to distract the public from the real issues. Will abortion stop if it is outlawed. Nope, sorry. Does pro-choice mean pro-abortion. Nope again. I’m not advocating for people to have abortions, I am advocating for giving women and girls the resources and education they need to make the right decision for themselves, pre and post conception. This is about keeping abortion safe and legal so that it is available for a woman when she needs it. Cutting off resources to a woman in a time of need and vulnerability is exactly the kind of ridiculous callous behavior that I have come to expect only from the most fundamental conservatives (which is unfortunate, because I try so hard not to be disgusted by them). Better education. More medical resources. Choice for all women. And oh yeah, Go vegan too.
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Elaine Horowitz, a leading expert on foreign language anxiety among students and instructors, in an interview for Greta, a Journal for Teachers of Englishwrites:
"Many people suggest that our goal as language teachers, whether we stated it or not, has been a monolingual native speaker. That’s our goal. And that’s a crazy goal. None of our students can possibly ever grow up to be monolingual native speakers. Students in the U.S. won’t be monolingual because they speak English already and they’re not going to be native speakers of whatever languages they are studying…Teachers probably have this in their mind, that they want to sound like native speakers. Well, there’re so many different types of native speakers. You take native speakers and you take them out of the country for a long time and they don’t sound like native speakers anymore. Teachers need to learn to value the language proficiency that they have rather than to punish themselves for the language proficiency that they don’t have. I sometimes say in workshops with teachers, "Do you give your students permission to make mistakes in class?" And they say, "Of course we know that if we corrected every mistake, our students would go crazy; of course we give them permission to make mistakes." And then I say, "Do you give yourselves permission?"…I think that we, as language teachers, need to give ourselves the same permission that we give to our students, permission to be less than perfect in the target language."