Category Archives: Pet Peeves

On How Much I Hate Reading Class at School

Since I can remember, I’ve loved reading. Because my love of reading is so well known, and because I strongly advocate literacy and education, it comes as a surprise to many that I hate “reading” as a subject in school. It was painful back when I was in seventh grade and subjected to it, and… Continue Reading

Trying to Work Through My Problems with Patriarchy

One of the sayings I remember hearing from the way back is, “Whom the Lord calls, the Lord Qualifies.” I also remember an Institute teacher telling the class that when there are two spirits together, one must always be the leader. As I’ve thought about these teachings, it bothers me that the key here is… Continue Reading

So Much for Art Appreciation

“I don’t enjoy children this age.” My son’s teacher looked at me in disbelief. She had just asked if I would be willing to accompany the class on a field trip. I told her that I was available, and able, but preferred it if she could take other parents first. I indicated she could call… Continue Reading

Health Care in the Olden Days

Saw this on this morning: “You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor, they would say I’ll paint your house. I mean, that’s the old days of what people would do to get health care with your doctors. Doctors… Continue Reading

I Will Never Understand High School Basketball Coaching

Last night I went to a high school basketball game to watch my cousin play. It’s been nearly 10 years since I watched my brother play while home on break from college. I don’t know. Maybe it has been 10 years. Whatever. Well, last night I watched the basketball coach pull the guy that had… Continue Reading

You Ruined My Christmas!

I do not like Black Friday. The consumerism and — at times — outright greed kind of bug me. Plus, I think it’s a huge waste of my time, since the deals can often be had online (with free shipping!) and I just don’t like braving the hordes to save a few bucks on something… Continue Reading

Deconstructing Disney Princesses

My nieces like Princess stuff. I get it, but I feel bad every time. I’ve never been a huge fan of Disney Princesses, and they kind of annoy me. My mom once tried to help me feel better — or at least justify Princess stuff — by saying that it’s just like superhero stuff for… Continue Reading

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