Clarissa's Blog

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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

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Teaching Poetry

on Sep 19, 2017

Maybe I shouldn’t teach poetry. Yesterday I was teaching Ruben Dario, one of my favorite poets, and I started reading a poem aloud, and I got so emotional that my voice was breaking and I had tears in my eyes.  Before that, we read the mys...

10 Things About Me

on Sep 19, 2017

The “Ten Things About Me” meme that everybody is doing sounds fun. In the meme, people post 10 facts about themselves, 8 of which are true and 2 are false. And people guess which are false. The catch is that you have to guess both falseho...


on Sep 19, 2017

I just granted admission to the FB page for local moms to somebody who’s lived here her whole life. Because I discovered the page first! I know things! I’m swelling with pride. Filed under: Uncategorized...

The Meme Answers

on Sep 19, 2017

The winner is. . . Drumroll. . . šŸ­šŸ¬šŸ¹šŸŽ‚šŸ˜šŸŒ·šŸ’šŸŒ»  Almost 40!!! Congratulations! I don’t know who you are but you know me extremely well. It’s creepy. Here are the answers: 1. Iā€™m busy planning my wedding to the man...

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on Sep 18, 2017

You got to be desperately willing to lose to come up with the term “single payer” and keep using it obsessively. As a slogan, it has zero power. Go outside, stop people, and ask them if they want single payer. Isn’t it obvious that...


on Sep 18, 2017

What’s really annoying is people who find it so extremely odd that I have a 19-month-old kid at my extremely advanced age that they feel the need to ask me about it several times in a row.  “So. . . you’re saying she is your da...