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misrepresentation and Roanoke’s time to shine

Today, a mayor of a mid-size city in Virginia said some really, really dumb shit. I mean, damn. It was, really, the worst thing you could say. And luckily, in today's day and age, when someone (especially an elected official)... Continue Reading →

on being useful, academic egos, and other things i’ve learned from falling in (and out) of love

Once upon a time, I had a love affair. It was just like many great whirlwind romances: happened quickly, I wasn't expecting it, and when it was over I wasn't really sure what it all meant. I felt like I had given so much of myself to something with nothing to show for it when it was all over. But I'd learned something - about myself, about the kind of woman I wanted to be, and about some other stuff too. Who was at the center of this torrid love story?

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