Monthly Archives: January 2018

A Primer on Sexual Abuse in USA Gymnastics

For the past couple of weeks, Larry Nassar and the sex abuse scandal at Michigan State University and USA gymnastics were everywhere. My Tumblr dashboard was overflowing with links to newspaper articles, videos from victims in court, tweets from prominent … Continue reading

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600th Post!

Here it is, my 600th post!  I am amazed that I have 600 posts, considering that I started this blog simply so that I could comment on other blogs, and then decided I needed to use it. Here is a … Continue reading

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Aly Raisman’s Speech

I was never a big Aly Raisman fan, but I am now. As another survivor said, Aly Raisman has grown from a frightened girl to a strong woman who has come back to destroy Dr. Nassar’s world.  I hope that … Continue reading

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Dreams by The Cranberries

There has been all this talk about The Cranberries since  Dolores O’Riordan died, far too young at the age of 46.  No one mentions this song! I heard this song the first time in the trailer for the Babysitter’s Club. The … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Princess Leia’s Character

*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*     I want to talk about the tragedy of Princess Leia’s character.  No, I am not talking about the fact that she Force flies in space.  Nor am I talking about the fact that she will not be … Continue reading

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The Battle of Yorktown: Hamilton’s St. Crispian’s Day Speech

As I said in a previous post, Shakespeare’s language is my language, but his country is not my country.  This means that passages such as John of Gaunt’s speech in Richard II does not have the same effect in the … Continue reading

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Killing Sacred Cows: The Last Jedi’s Portrayal of Luke Skywalker

Oh, this post is about The Last Jedi and Jane Eyre.  Spoilers for both.     *SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS* Almost a year ago, I addressed the Reywalker theory (the theory that Rey was Luke Skywalker’s son) by explaining the only way that … Continue reading

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