In 1997, Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider wrote a book titled The Rules.... Rule 3 states, “Don’t Stare or Talk Too Much.” Rule 5—“Don’t Call Him and Rarely Return His Phone Calls.” Rule 33 claims, “Do The Rules and You’ll Live Happily Ever After!” Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe Cinderella found her happily ever after without The Rules.
Hiking With Meth
As meth continues to wreak havoc on the state and national
forests, hikers and nature enthusiasts should be aware of the dangers
and keep an eye out for them.
Learning to Read
When I see a book now, I see the cover as a door--the pages,
long hallways full of new visions--and the back cover, an unlocked
backdoor; a place for me to enter over and over again, probing the
language, the concepts, and the author’s mind as well as my
Bennett's Bogus and Biased Guest Speaker
Although Bennett’s argument
may seem well supported, further analysis suggests that his choice of people
to quote weakens the argument and/or does not enhance it.
My Boobs Beg to Differ
I became scared that, instead of knocking down my opponent
by my swift and skilled footwork or aggressive and intimidating moves,
I would knock him down by a quick turn of my torso with a flying 34C
breast. These heaping mounds began to bounce as I ran and I was positive
my peers would notice. It was around this time that my mother forced
me, gagged and bound (or just whining), into the car for a trip to
a lingerie store.
Personal Appearance and Its
Implications of Sexuality
As arbitrary as it may seem when one thinks about it, society
has developed the perception that personal appearance is directly
related to sexual preference.
Feud Faith: Raising
Children in an Interfaith Marriage
For one year, when I was in fourth or fifth grade, I was attending
a Jewish religious school during the school year and a Christian Sunday
School during the summer. I don’t remember much about Sunday
school, except for one unsettling lesson. The teacher told us, “You
must spread the word of Jesus; because of him you aren’t going
to hell.” Well, talk about confusing an elementary school kid!
I had heard the word “Jesus” only when adults uttered
a frustrated, “Oh Jesus!”
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