Category Archives: for love and money

Pros and Cons of Freelancing: The Three-Year Stretch

I’ve been freelancing full-time for a little better than three years now, and there are things about it I love much more than I loved the 8-to-5 – but there are also things I hate much more than I hated … Continue reading

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My Graduate Studies Will Be Intersectional or They Will Be Bull@*(#!

Intersectionality Theory:  A way of looking at texts so as to trace simultaneously the interlocking oppressions they describe and enforce; a recognition that authors, characters, and societies produce and are products of all their particular privileges and oppressions acting at … Continue reading

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How Much Is My Girl Scout Handbook Worth? Part One: The Basics

2012 includes the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA(GSUSA), an organization that has been publishing handbooks for its members since literally before the first-ever Scout meeting in Savannah, Georgia in 1912.  So there are plenty of old … Continue reading

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How to Ruin Perfectly Good Books

There are enough books in the world to keep my bibliophilia happy forever – and probably yours, too. Unfortunately, waaaay too many of those books are what the bookselling industry generously calls “reading copies” – because reading is all they … Continue reading

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