Category Archives: Pop Culture

So Dr. Who is a Female

I confess, I'm a little bit mystified at the reaction to the announcement that the new Dr. Who is a woman. I saw the trailer and thought, "cool", though I admit I haven't really watched much Dr. Who since the Tom Baker days (Doctor #4), but I didn't expect the expressions of relief, victory, vindication,…
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Senseless Manchester

The Manchester Bombing makes no sense to me. I can understand people bombing a government facility. It represents public policies that make that person(s) feel oppressed and they are fighting "the power". I see how they get there. I can understand school shooters and employees who "go postal". They feel they have been disrespected by…
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Surviving Prom

We survived our daughter's Junior Prom. I say survived because it was indeed fraught (I love the way that word sounds when you say it out loud) with teenage trauma. Planning started months ago - back when she had a boyfriend. She wanted a Promposal, high heels, a long dress, a fancy night out, primping…
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White Privilege and Me

I hate the term "white privilege". When I hear it I automatically get defensive and feel attacked. My heart and mind¬†swirl with conflicting emotions and I am reminded of everything I think I am not (not smart enough, not educated enough, not cultured enough, etc.). I feel like my lifetime of working to be "color-blind"…
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