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Becky Carleton
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I write about things you're not supposed to talk about.
I write about things you're not supposed to talk about.

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Bullets Bursting
The internet's shame-ganging Fergie's interpretation of our national anthem. I understand the purists who think The Star Spangled Banner should always be performed in a traditional way. It feels disrespectful to make the national anthem your own. I get it, ...
Bullets Bursting
Bullets Bursting
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Wielding the Corkscrew
pic.twitter.com/X6ybi5atr5 — Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017 Humans are social creatures. We like to share stories with each other. Humans are sexual creatures. We like to share our bodies with each other. Before we go any further, let's make s...
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Adam Ruins the Suburbs: a review
This video clip is an EXCELLENT short explanation of a complex social problem: systemic racism in American housing and public education. As a white person who has lived the majority of my life in suburban Kansas City, from 1977 to today, what's most fascina...
Adam Ruins the Suburbs: a review
Adam Ruins the Suburbs: a review
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World peace on a porcelain throne
I've been feeling shitty for almost a week. Doc ran a bunch of tests. I got the results today.  I have an "acute diarrhea illness". There is nothing cute about it. When I say I've been feeling shitty, I mean that literally.  Cause, unknown. Might have picke...
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Science Explains Why Your Lab Is Always Hungry
Here's a headline that got my attention: Science Explains Why Your Lab Is Always Hungry Alwa Our sweet Sawyer Puppy--who is in Dog Heaven now after a good long life of swimming at the lake, hunting baby squirrels in the back yard, and playing with her fur s...
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Americans eventually get around to doing the right thing: the NFL finally takes a knee
I'm swelling with pride today, after seeing the majority of two NFL teams #takeaknee and link arms during our national anthem despite the fact that 1) I hate football and 2) I'm disgusted that it took over a year for other NFL players and owners to get on b...
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Selfish rant: When your day off is not *your day off.*
Damnit! It's my day off. I was gonna enjoy a little "me" time today, but I just got a call from Dad. He's back in the hospital. He fell, again, while running errands at his bank. He's fine. Incredibly. Especially for a 90-year-old man. No broken bones. Just...
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Ordinary People: a rare movie that even better than the book
Ordinary People by Judith Guest My rating: 3 of 5 stars Don't get me wrong: this is a good book. Definitely worth your time if you grew up in a dysfunctional family, and/or if you're a fan of Anne Tyler, Anne Lamott, John Irving, or Alison Bechdel. But, thi...
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Dog Is My Co-Pilot: book review
Dog is My Co-Pilot: Great Writers on the World's Oldest Friendship by Claudia Kawczynska My rating: 4 of 5 stars As a huge fan of both Alice Walker and dogs, I knew I'd love this book. I usually check out books from the public library, but this book is so s...
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My Body Is Good Enough
I was four when I got a tonsillectomy I was four when I began to "put on weight" I was, also, sexually abused when I was four I remember hungering for some sort of comfort My body is good At finding ways to calm my anxious brain I was sent to Weight Watcher...
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