Sticks & Stones & Harmful Terminology

Une critique, as the French say Part One …But Names Will Never Hurt Me In December of 2022, Stanford University created released the Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative. It proposed to eliminate around 100 words they deem oppressive and offensive from the campus vocabulary.  After pulling it in January of 2023, the University said they… Continue reading Sticks & Stones & Harmful Terminology

Making a Semi-Pro Murderer

It’s unimaginable to think that premeditated murder, armed robbery, and a dangerous high- speed chase would make solvent a struggling semi-pro team. Even if they somehow pulled it off, I guarantee it would be a bandaid on the team’s financial troubles. Plus it’s the exact opposite of sportsmanship and the values of community teams.

How the YMCA Saved My Marbles This Year

t’s written to young men who are new in town and need a place to stay. But let’s pretend it’s written about a middle-aged woman. Instead of being new in town, let’s say the aforementioned woman has been in COVID lockdown for far longer than 15 days to flatten the curve.

30 Day Ukulele Challenge

I didn’t know where to begin but Bernadette does. On Day 1 we learn the parts of the ukulele and things we’ll need for the course. We are given a to do list, a guide to practice, and how to build the habit. Best, we’re given access to the .pdf to print out all the “study guides” for each day. Bernadette tells us about herself too. She comes right out of the gate as user friendly!