Day: July 29, 2015

“Bonnie Raitt – I Can’t Make You Love Me”


“Donald Trump Promises To Put Sarah Palin In His Cabinet If He Is Elected President”


POLITICUS USA

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“New video shows details of Sandra Bland’s booking process”


CBS NEWS

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“Sex & drugs: Prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell’s confession revealed”


MSNBC

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“Israeli spy set for parole after years as Mideast bargaining chip”


MSNBC

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“NFL upholds Tom Brady’s four-game ‘Deflategate’ suspension”


CNN

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Forgiving the Flesh–In Which I Recount the Ways My Body Has Betrayed Me


dearlilyjune

Dear Lily June,

As human beings, we live in the flimsy structures of our fleshy bodies. Our hearts, like birds, are protected only by a cage of ribs; our minds, like yolks, sit inside the bony eggs of our skulls. It is a system designed to be fragile and frail. We are not built to last forever.

In my youth, I felt as if my body was invincible and thus, I treated it as if it were invisible. (In fact, your Grandma Raelyn might recall to you someday how I used to hide my body, as a toddler, under my ratty baby blanket, transforming myself into a makeshift ghost and earnestly believing no one could see me when I was under there.)

When my own Grandmother Mary began the comparison game as I hit my early teens, wondering why I couldn’t “try to be beautiful” like my sister–your Aunt Loren–I…

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