The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Can you imagine living in a country where you are in constant fear of having your door kicked in? How about living in a place where your neighbors can and will threaten your life and no one will protect you? Coming from my place of white privilege, I can’t even conceive of an existence in …

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One of the very first blog entries I ever wrote, back in December of 2012, was Express Yourself While You Can. In it I posited the theory that languages are the keepers of culture. I know I behave differently when I’m speaking Spanish, and we often attribute different traits, rightly or wrongly, to people who …

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On my way to the library today I heard one of those stories on Public Radio International that makes me sit in the car in the parking lot long after I’ve arrived at my destination, just listening. The program in question, Radio Lab, is one of my favorites, and you can listen to this particular …

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