Author Archives: aftertheecstasy


I felt out of sorts yesterday, as I’m sure many of us did all over the world. I don’t want to overemphasize events in the U.S. as opposed to elsewhere, but I do feel that the events of 9-11 sent … Continue reading

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The Last Time

Yes, I know what Labor Day is for. My family’s background was to the Left and then some, and I grew up going to a hippie school where our music curriculum consisted of Joe Hill, The Springhill Mine Disaster and … Continue reading

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I was watching something while folding laundry yesterday and there was this commercial for the Dove campaign for real beauty. I like this campaign; I don’t like Dove products, as I’d prefer products that do less damage to the earth, … Continue reading

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Gaiman versus Colbert with a dash of Art Spiegelman

It doesn’t get any better than this… Stephen Colbert interview with Neil Gaiman Just to stir things up a bit – where DO you fall on the children’s literature continuum – are the Brothers Grimm a better choice for children … Continue reading

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Two of the Usual Suspects and One Absolutely Not So

I’ve been busy reading this summer. That might not seem remarkable, as I am an English teacher and an avid reader and writer. What is unusual is that I’ve actually learned to read for pleasure again, not read because I’m … Continue reading

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One of the Many Reasons I Love John Stewart

Just in case you haven’t had a chance to see this…  and then I think I’m off this subject.  I promise. Wish You Weren’t Here. I actually saw this around the time it aired, but I’d forgotten about it.  Now … Continue reading

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Us versus Them

I got an e-mail from Democracy For America yesterday asking me to sign this pledge. I signed it immediately and responded by posting it to my status on Facebook. Another woman I know who does not share my views on … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

I love rock ‘n roll, so put another dime in the jukebox, baby! I am a music whore – I love all types, but rock particularly gets me and grabs parts of me that the rest of the genres leave … Continue reading

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Why I’m not going to see "Eat, Pray, Love"

I have a truly great circle of friends.  They are loyal, loving and we share many of the same interests, including similar tastes in books. When Eat, Pray, Love was all the rage a couple of years ago, it flew … Continue reading

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