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Sarah Morice-Brubaker
Works at Phillips Theological Seminary
Attended University of Notre Dame
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I won candy on the #googlebirthday doodle! Score: 93
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Aw, right! I have Google+ still.
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herp derp
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(peeks between fingers) Are there any heartbreaking dead tiger pictures over here? No? Okay. Whew. Someone tell me when Facebook is heartbreaking-dead-tiger-picture-free.
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Mr. Rogers! great reference...sad about the animals, but Jack Hanna had some really intelligent things to say about it on the news tonight
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Hey, internet public, can you help me gather some anecdata for work? I'd love to hear from people who teach online, and what they think of the learning management system they use -- Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Canvas, Epsilen, etc. What works? What doesn't? What do you like? Have you used more than one system such that you can make comparisons? Since this helps me out, I'll even show my thanks tangibly: One lucky respondent, chosen at random, and provided they're willing to share a mailing address, will get... a tacky piece of Tulsa-themed kitsch!
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Oh, thank you! That would be very kind of you! I wonder if I would be the best person, or one of the other people on the PTS committee. May I ask the group? (Incidentally, I had it wrong about the meeting. It wasn't this morning, it's NEXT Wednesday. THIS morning was Master's Committee. Well, at least I was on time!)
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Oh. I see that the next movie in our Netflix queue is one of those Gee-I-wish-I-were-the-sort-of-person-who-watched-arty-cerebral-movies movies. When will I stop pretending?
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Sarah, yesterday my husband (and to a lesser extent me because I was working while it was on) watched a movie that he has had in his Netflix queue (DVD then watch it now) since he first got an account in 2001 - Little Otik. I was happy to see that one go one way or another.
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The Mystery of the White Powder, Continued: I've emailed someone in the chemistry department at University of Tulsa, per +Lynne Elkins 's suggestion. (Well, Lynne actually suggested contacting someone in the geology department; but the chemistry department had someone who was close to my age and with whom I might know some people in common, so I went with her to start.) If I manage not to scare this lady, while also getting her curious enough to want to test the substance, then I am some kind of email magician and will never doubt my writing ability again! (Just kidding. Of course I will.)
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In preparation for our remodeling the kitchen, we cleaned everything out and found a container of white powder that predates our ownership of the house. So we're doing tests on it! So far: It doesn't melt. Maybe I should post a picture.
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Okay, I'm doing it! And if they don't agree, I'm going to call Mineralogy Inc. which is also right close to our house. Somehow we are going to discover what this mystery substance is, dad blame it!
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Google+ ahoy! PTS has a Google+ business page.
Education for following Jesus' Way into a more just and compassionate world
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I want a job writing headlines for National Geographic.
In a burst of insight, an elephant made a plan and then put it into action—putting his species in a new IQ league, experts suggest.
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Now I don't know whether to sing songs from "Annie" in an elephant voice, or whether to sing "Stool Boom" from the incomparable "Waiting For Guffman." But it doesn't matter, because I can't sing... seeing as how I keep cracking up every time I think of Phil's misremembering of this headline, which was "In a Flash of Insight, Elephant Makes a Stool."
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Mystery of the White Powder, Part 3: Huzzah! The TU chemist lady emailed back and said that she and the department would be glad to run tests on the mysterious substance. I feel like singing the theme to The Bloodhound Gang!
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Mr. Wecker, there is no shame in using a thesaurus.
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Here is my very idiosyncratic typology of social networks, as I use them.

Twitter feels like college: lots of groups, activities, people-you-sort-of-know-or-know-about, and lots of verifiable markers of popularity or not.

Google+ feels like the first job out of college: Ooooh, new and exciting and working together and WOW I have my own PROJECTS I can actually DO WITH THIS and people might CARE and HELP and YAY.

Facebook feels like a big, fraught holiday reunion with some people you like and some people you're obligated to spend time with even though you both know you'd rather not, and meanwhile the room's really crowded and after about an hour it's like "Okay, ENOUGH."
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I wonder how these have changed/will change over time...
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Religion Dispatches, Phillips Theological Seminary
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Sarah Morice-Brubaker, Assistant Professor of Theology at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK; Associate Editor for Religion Dispatches; native St. Louisan, mom, spouse, gadfly, song parodist.

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  • University of Notre Dame
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  • Duke Divinity School
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  • Yale University
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I believe we have just been flat-out lied to by someone at Cox. Our internet has been having outages, so we called and set up an appointment. The technician was supposed to come between 5 and 7. 7 came and went, of course. At 7:30 or so, my husband called and the person he spoke to said that she would page the technician and call back. She didn't. At 8:00 he called again, and a different person said that the technician hadn't been able to find our house and had called at 6:40, then given up. Except, OOPS! We have Google Voice, so we have a record of all incoming missed calls. There was no missed call any time during the window the technician was supposed to show up. Also, we were keeping an eye out the front window, so I don't see how he could have made any serious effort to find the house. Despite our being able to prove that there was no missed call, we have still been rescheduled for... Thursday. After a family member's terrible experience with U-Verse, I'm shocked to say this, but after this negative experience I'm almost inclined to switch to U-Verse. I understand that things happen, sometimes a call runs longer than expected, but it really bothers me that we were likely dealt with dishonestly.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I've been going for about a month and I love, love, love Meltdown!! So first of all: If you've driven by, be aware that it's bigger than it looks from the outside. There's a big room for Zumba, Insanity, hip hop, Turbo Kick, spin, etc.; and then there is a smaller room with heavy bags for kickboxing as well as free weights and bands; and a third room for barre, Pilates, and yoga. The Natural Movement class typically meets at the gym and then heads outside if the weather is nice. Still, it's not a huge, mall-sized facility. It's just one floor and there's no locker/shower room or cafe or childcare. Honestly, though, that smallness is what I love about it. Meltdown is a community as well as a gym. Yes, there's a wide variety of classes, with skilled, fun, funny, smart, encouraging instructors who are amazing at challenging clients to work hard while having fun. There's a wide variety of ages/sizes/shapes/fitness levels among the clients, too, which I appreciate as a beginner! But the really neat thing about Meltdown is that if you go even semi-regularly, people will know you and will be rooting for you to achieve the fitness goals that are important to you. (For example, I told one of the instructors that I'd be interested in maybe working up to do Conquer the Gauntlet in a year. She was completely encouraging and immediately had ideas about maybe getting a Meltdown team together.) And really, that community aspect winds up unofficially providing a lot of what a bigger facility would provide. There may not be childcare, but I've seen people bring their older kids. Everyone's glad to see them, and they're happy enough reading or doing homework, and it's a positive enough environment that parents don't need to fret. There's not a smoothie bar, but people have brought snacks to share. There's not a bulletin board with member birthdays because people are friends on Facebook and know about each other's birthdays. That said, even though it's a community, it's not shamey or insular. I've never heard anyone talk trash about anyone else's body. There's not an insider's lingo that takes a month to learn. You don't have to eat paleo/eat raw/run marathons/bench press 300 pounds/etc. in order to fit in. Nobody's declaring war on their thighs or yelling at you to keep going unless you faint, puke or die. There's not a leader that everyone reveres, and you aren't pressured to spend hours every day there. It's just a really nice place for normal people with school and/or jobs and/or families, who want to challenge themselves to do things with their bodies they couldn't do before... all while having a lot of fun with a great group of folks.
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Public - 9 months ago
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