Monthly Archives: January 2013

War of the Words Response

First of all, I just want to point out how cool I think the name “amidst the noise” is. It’s like all these labels and politics and strategies are the noise, and we have to strip it all down to … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage: An Introduction

The issue of same-sex marriage is an argument that all of us have heard, and most of us have strong opinions on. I know very few people that don’t have a preference of legalization or not. Personally, I believe that … Continue reading

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You Threw Stones Against Your Own Roof

This week’s idiom is a little bit less common than usual. In Spanish, they say “tirar piedras contra el propio tejado.” Directly translated, the phrase means “to throw stones against your own roof.” It’s usually used in the context of … Continue reading

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This I Believe Podcast and Online Deliberation

Here’s the final podcast! I believe that when faced with difficult circumstances, it is the small gestures of kindness by others that go a long way. ThisIBelieveFinal Online Deliberation: It took me a while to decide on something that I … Continue reading

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My professor is a goat!

John… I hate to break it to you, but apparently, professors are goats. Although I have to say, you’ve managed to conceal the horns quite well. No I’m just kidding (clearly), but in Spain, it is often said that teachers, mothers, … Continue reading

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This I Believe Draft

I believe that when faced with difficult circumstances, it is the small gestures of kindness by others that go a long way. Seven weeks ago I broke my tibia, and I have been on crutches ever since. I know that … Continue reading

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Go Fry Asparagus!

Little Brothers and sisters are often the recipients of this phrase. Your little sister wants to play with your hair? Tell her to go fry asparagus! Your little brother won’t stop making farting noises while you’re trying to do your … Continue reading

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This I Believe Credo (and civic issue idea)

I guess I kinda have two beliefs. I wrote the first one and then thought about it more and wrote a second one. Sorry it got so long. I believe that there is power in numbers. When people come together … Continue reading

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