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Wrapup: laptop and wrapping paper

Weekend Wrap-Up

Here’s what happened in my life over the past week: Since fairly early on in the course of my depression, mid-August through the end of September has been a bad time of year for me mental health-wise. There are no difficult memories/associations from that time of year that it’s related to, and September is one …

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A Fan-fucking-tastic Word: The Linguistic Versatility of Fuck

While fuck is one of the more aggressive swear words in the English language, there are a lot of other ways to use it, and it’s pretty high in cathartic value if you’ve happened to, say, drop something heavy on your foot. It really is remarkably versatile, even if remains taboo as an imprecation (a …

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diagram of an American-style house

How We Live: Differences Between British & North American Homes

A lot of the blogs I read are written by British bloggers, and I’ve noticed that there seem to be differences in various home-type things compared to North America. I thought it would be fun to take a look what those differences are. I don’t think I’ve actually been in any American homes, but I’m …

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