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Linnea Ashley on October 2nd, 2008

"I know one thing: this is no time for further gambling. John McCain rolled the dice on Sarah Palin. I’m grateful to Bob Rice of Tangent Capital for pointing out that the actuarial risk, based on mortality tables, of Palin becoming president if the Republican ticket wins the election is about 1 in 6 or […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 30th, 2008

Lately I’ve been having variations of the same conversation. The conversation is about relationships –male female possible marriage relationships. As the talks have all been with men I’ve known from anywhere between 10 and 21 years and not a woman in the mix I can’t tell if I’m crazy, or them, or if we’re just […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 7th, 2008

i wasn’t sure she’d do it.wasn’t sure she could do it. hyperegotosis is a serious condition that appears to run in the clinton family (except maybe chelsea who i really like for some reason).but she did. and for the first time in a really long time, she looked human. she looked like she was feeling […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 7th, 2008

the thing is…i’m a womanist. i ascribe to alice walker’s definition of that vs. feminist but i’ll tackle that later. the point is, my womanness is an important part of my identity. like being black or american…and there are things that unsettle me as a result. things like how we are depicted…how we depict ourselves. […]

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Linnea Ashley on May 2nd, 2008

i’ve wanted to write for more than a week. so many things going on personally and beyond…but a friend of mine sent me this video and i finally got the chance to sit down and watch it…take 11 minutes and do the same. it isn’t the cause of my internal struggle but it does represent […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 26th, 2008

i’ve been stewing. i didn’t start off this way. at first i was panicked. turning on my television last tuesday morning i caught the blue ticker tape running under a video of obama. “obama talks about race today”. i cringed and immediately my finger pressed the off button. it was instinct. i was mortified, certain […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 16th, 2008

my pity…my empathy…is on reserve.the “oncoming mack truck” stare of the betrayed wife may make a great photo opportunity but my heart breaks for the females not caught in rapid fire flash.the daughters.spitzer may have cheated on his wife but his daughters lost more than devotion.i don’t know his three teenage daughters. i am amazed […]

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Linnea Ashley on February 18th, 2008

this article represents my need to keep an open mind…the importance of reading on even when i think i know how the story ends…because sometimes i’m pleasantly wrong.

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Linnea Ashley on October 11th, 2007

ok…so i have to soften my stance on the tenderloin and food. there are a few places to buy groceries. they are small corner store type places with limited veggie selection (i don’t have a california reference for prices yet). that said, now i’m torn…mom and pop stores allow entrepreneurship within the community. at the […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 10th, 2007

hif you know me even a little bit then you know i’m greedy. greedy sounds bad and like taste has little to with anything, let’s call me a “luv grub” as S used to. i love the parts of my day that involve food. a healthy part of my excitement about being in the bay […]

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