All the Love Advice I’ve Ever Read, Summed Up in One Post.

I see these headlines all over the place: “How to Make Him Want You”, “10 Easy Steps to Be Irresistible”, “How to Tell If He Likes You”…I just read one, “22 Qualities Guys Look For in Woman that Will Make Him Stay”, and it basically outlined all these really vague things–“be honest”, “be supportive”, “if […]

Along the Road Towards Love

I love hearing stories of how people met their significant others, and despite the fact that every story is very different and very unique to the couple, every story carries the same two threads: when you know, you know, and that timing, while we cannot always predict it, is always perfect. I’ve heard stories about […]

Gender Roles & Self Sacrifice

Currently, the two most predominating topics in my head are gender roles and self sacrifice (most likely due to the fact that I am giving a presentation on gender roles in, oh, eight hours). The Victorian era was immensely influenced by the Industrial Revolution. Through the innovations in technology, the accessibility of transportation, and the […]

My Role, as a Woman, in Society

I would call myself a feminist. For one, I was raised in a family that cultivated fiercely independent woman. My grandma’s favorite advice to share with me is that I should start a ‘divorce account’; she always jokes that her philosophy is, “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine”. My mother, whose first […]

‘Leave It to Beaver’ vs. ‘Modern Family’

      versus       Even though I am considered an “English” teacher, I would rather call myself a “thinking” teacher. In my opinion, it is more important to teach kids how to think than it is to teach them what a synechedoche or polysyndeton is. I teach more about how to develop ideas, how […]