Linnea Ashley on March 30th, 2007

i bought my regalia today. $60 dollars for a “hat” i’ll never wear again, a tassel and a hood. tra la la…graduation isn’t cheap.

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Linnea Ashley on March 27th, 2007

Perhaps the greatest challenge to thinking women is the challenge to move from the desire for safety and approval to the most “unfeminine” quality of all — that of intellectual arrogance, the supreme hubris which asserts to itself the right to reorder the world. — Gerda Lerner

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Linnea Ashley on March 25th, 2007

in some ways i feel trapped in the role of my youth…as the youngest, the little sister. no matter how old i get i never feel so young as i do when i am at home. somehow my good sense and rational behavior manages to be overtaken by an overly sensitive me when i am […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 25th, 2007

i stand on the brink of graduation. and instead of excitement i am filled with a certain amount of dread. once again i am faced with the daunting process of deciding “what next?”. the dreaded question that always accompanies graduation or any closing of one door in preparation for the opening of…door, window, mouse hole… […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 22nd, 2007

so today’s excursion was to the “evil empire”. they are down the street from me and i needed a few things so i figured i’d take a little stroll. five minutes in and i was waving casually to folks perched on their porches carrying on conversations with their neighbors – in true southern style – […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 21st, 2007

i’m a creature of habit. i go where i need to go and only venture out when the plan changes. i had never been to the 9th ward – even pre-katrina, until recently when i went to an elementary school to help clean up. recently i’ve ventured out to st. bernards parish to volunteer with […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 15th, 2007

silly me, i forgot i’m brown. tonight a friend and i went out to eat…or rather, that was the plan. a place was recommended to us and so we arrived eagerly anticipating the good food we’d heard about. we were met with a wait…understandable, it is the warehouse district down by the civic center. 15 […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 15th, 2007

my wandering ways are not new. as a military brat we moved a fair bit. i said hello and goodbye enough to get used to the taste – even to like it. as much as saying goodbye sucks, saying hello is scary and interesting and full of potential. mistakes made get to be learned from […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 11th, 2007

i know i’m a little weird (eccentric is for people with money) but i’ve never really considered myself or my opinion that drastically different from the mainstream. short of the bush elections, i’ve felt in step with joe and jill america. but my recent participation in the vagina monologues has made me think twice. selling […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 6th, 2007

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