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Amanda Ann Klein
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If you were wondering how ECU students reacted to the renaming of Aycock  residence hall, I wrote about it:
https://medium.com/@AmandaAnnKlein/on-common-sense-and-history-72940864e40e
#ECU   #JudgmentWeek  #Aycock
What happens when students enter the debate over politically correct speech?
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Misha Pettman shares a story of love and abuse that circles back to love and ends, again, in abuse:

http://tellusastoryblog.com/2015/01/28/fried-potatoes/
by Misha Pettman   I remember frying sliced potatoes: sweat running down my legs, the bandana with the Texas state flag around your forehead-- the one you gave me to remember you by-- not stop...
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The ravings of a tried pedant. Please don't give me a wedgie, world.
#highered
Academic writing has taken quite a bashing since, well, forever, and that’s not entirely undeserved. Academic writing can be pedantic, jagon-y, solipsistic and self-important. There are endless thi...
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A few weeks ago our true story blog published a story about a young boy who murdered his parents after enduring years of abuse. The only problem with that salacious tale is that is was a BIG FAT LIE. In today's follow up post, we explain why we published it in the first place. Read and enjoy!
Editor's note: Today's story is a follow up to "Survival (Part I)," which we published on November 5th of this year. We have requested and received permission to reprint all of the correspondence i...
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"And I had the Grandmother Box: a plastic file bin packed with the history of my mother’s mother, hundreds upon hundreds of photos, newspapers clippings, fan letters and bizarre remnants of the life of a woman I don’t remember. My grandmother: the professional wrestler, the author, the songwriter, the model, the airplane enthusiast, the amateur sports fisherwoman, the possible (probable) escort. I would tell you her name, except that I’m not certain of it – the Box contains documents that use half a dozen different names and variations on their spellings, so I just refer to her as Grandmother."

Read more here:
by Melissa Lenos The Box, lined with archival inserts and conscientiously tagged Ziploc bags full of photos, had become something of a party trick. One friend has a hilarious story that becomes mor...
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When William Masters first submitted “Survival” to us several weeks ago, we were naturally shocked by its content. Was the author really confessing to murder? And why do so on our little blog? In the interest of full disclosure, in the weeks to come we will publish our lengthy correspondence — with the author, the San Francisco police department, with bottled water experts (oh yes!), with friends, and each other — about the claims made in this story. But for this week, we present you the original story without comment.

That's right, we have a real live mystery on our hands and we need your help!
http://tellusastoryblog.com/2014/11/05/survival-part-i/
#murder  

by William Masters
Editor's note: When William Masters first submitted "Survival" to us several weeks ago, we were naturally shocked by its content. Was the author really confessing to murder? And why do so on our li...
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Misha Pettman describes love that turns into abuse, then back to love, which cycles back into abuse:

http://tellusastoryblog.com/2015/01/28/fried-potatoes/
by Misha Pettman   I remember frying sliced potatoes: sweat running down my legs, the bandana with the Texas state flag around your forehead-- the one you gave me to remember you by-- not stop...
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I wrote about the difficulties of counseling troubled students without the proper training. Read and share.
    Note: a big thanks to Vimala Pasupathi for the constructive conversations that culminated in this post. If you are a college-level educator, you have most likely experienced the follo...
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Today, we post a reflection on Sandy Hook by Allyson Wuerth:

"There will never be enough distance between us." 
by Allyson Wuerth “We take up the task eternal, and the burden, and the lesson, Pioneers! O pioneers!”—W.W Every writing workshop I’ve ever attended, I’ve been taught this: don’t write about a fres...
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I spent Wednesday trolling the ‪#‎InternationalMensDay‬ hashtag on Twitter. If such things interest you, you can read my account here:
Here are some recent news stories about women: In Afghanistan, a 3-year-old girl was snatched from her front yard, where she was playing with friends, and raped in her neighbor's garden by an 18-ye...
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In today's all new true story, Cindy Marvin tells us what it's like to spend weeks in solitary confinement:
"I woke up when I heard keys jangling. The sound was exaggerated by the long empty corridor. I tried to speak to the guard who slid my dinner tray under the door. She popped gum and ignored me. I wanted to know what time it was. My meals all arrived cold, so they could be feeding me at any time. The food, served on tan compartmentalized trays, was distinctly breakfast, lunch, or dinner. That was my clock. After dinner, I put an “X” on my homemade calendar to mark off a day."

We also have some amazing original artwork by Allen Forrest.


http://tellusastoryblog.com/2014/11/12/solitary-confinement/ 
by Cindy L. Marvin   I was lying on a green, plastic covered mattress that made crunchy noises when I moved around. Tan polyester netting was exposed in many areas. When I moved around, flakes...
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Hey folks! I wrote about GONE GIRL and the primacy of the missing white lady narrative over at Avidly. Give it a read, won't you?

#GoneGirl #whiteness #women
I watched David Fincher’s much-anticipated big screen adaptation of Gone Girl from the front row.  Maybe it was the less than ideal viewing conditions, but watching the movie made me realize someth...
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