grrrl meets world

living the liminal


February 2008

Happy leap day!

According to folk traditions, it’s a tradition that women can propose to men in leap years. I remember Jerry telling me that after we first started dating, he looked up my name in a dictionary, only to find that one… Continue Reading →

The the impotence of proofreading

By Taylor Mali Has this ever happened to you?You work very, very horde on a paper for English clashAnd still get a very glow raid (like a D or even a D=)and all because you are the liverwurst spoiler in… Continue Reading →

Praying as if there is a God

That’s the title of one of the essays in this week’s On Faith. The essay, written by author (and Jewish atheist) Geraldine Brooks, is one that I can relate to. She writes about finding herself whispering a “please help them”… Continue Reading →

A bit of the tropics

I made no secret of my burning resentment envy of the vacation plans of my students over Reading Week break. One of them went to Cuba for a week, a destination I’m especially jealous of, if only because you can’t… Continue Reading →

Oscars in 60 seconds

For those of you who didn’t tune in last night (from its low low ratings, apparently there’s a lot of you), here’s the Oscar’s greatest moments of the night in a concise 60 seconds: Now you know (and knowing’s half… Continue Reading →


“A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.” W.H. Auden via

Bet you didn’t know that

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Atheists! South Australia was the first place to allow atheists to stand for parliament. Lightning strikes atheists over seven times every hour! Reindeer like to eat atheists. Atheists are often used in place of milk… Continue Reading →

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