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Commodification happens if you begin to see the value of your creative work only...– Notes from Sara Zarr’s SBCWI 2011 keynote speech
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I wish instead of starting a war Donald Rumsfeld had given relationship advice. This is what he would have said: In love there are things you know, and things you don’t know, and things you don’t know you don’t know. You can’t share your feelings with your lover when you don’t know what those feelings are. Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip...
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Irony Is Good!
Irony, put simply, is a gap between words and their meaning, a space across which speaker and listener exchange a knowing wink. For this knowingness to be mutual, a web of common experiences and beliefs must exist, within which language adopts deeper echoes and associations. In China, however, the Communist Party has made quite clear that there is no commonality but that of the party and its...
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ashleyyang: “i sent you four job listings, you didn’t get them?” recently in yahoo mail, my mom types in an email address but it doesn’t autocomplete for her like usual. this has led to emails in her sent folder addressed to the following addresses (in order): firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org all. valid. email addresses. agh “now you have...
The elitism charge mostly exempts those who’ve been to expensive colleges so...– Revolt of the Elites
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aarising: I recently celebrated a birthday and it suddenly dawned on me that for nearly half of my life, and very nearly my entire adult life, I have been keeping AArisings alive. Of course,…
Well, why am I writing this letter? Because I am desperate. Most of my days are...– A year after a young woman at Harvard killed her roommate and then took her own lift, questions remain about why it happened, and whether it had to. (1996) And Sinedu’s letter
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