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Not in Benin!

Actually, I’m in Senegal. Dakar, to be precise. Why this sudden change of capital cities? Turns out, I need to get some wisdom teeth pulled. Turns out, one of ’em’s not growing in straight and causing the rest of my teeth go go all crooked ‘n’ shit. So that’s that. Dakar’s absolutely insane. I’m surrounded… Read More Not in Benin!

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Vaaccaaaayyyyyy!!

The All-Volunteer Conference was nice. I didn’t actually get to enjoy it as much as I’d hoped, mostly because I was running around frantically trying to wrap up last minute details for the GAD Fundraiser. The hotel was nice. The pool was nice. The food was nice. And of course, the alcohol was nice. GAD… Read More Vaaccaaaayyyyyy!!

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happy funtime

I AM IN A HOTEL WITH A NETWORK PORT IN MY ROOM!!!! Actually, I have wireless internet at my office, so it’s not as exciting as it sounds. However, the ability to send emails about the GAD Dinner at 3 in the morning will be, I am sure, invaluable. Also, I am liveblogging the conference.… Read More happy funtime

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Home sweet home.

After 11 delightful days of touring around Benin with my parents, I’m finally back to the rat race. Yes, indeed, I didn’t even make it to Monday without checking my email (although I’m glad I didn’t). Pictures and updates coming soon. Maybe.topod

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On trying to find my way as western feminist in a non-western world.

This weekend Bertrand and I hosted our first dinner party for some friends of his. Essentially, his friends feed us all of the time. I get the impression that they’ve been feeding Bertrand for years. Since he’s a (somewhat less confirmed than before) bachelor, while he can then men out for drinks, he’s certainly never… Read More On trying to find my way as western feminist in a non-western world.

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Back in action.

After a week of frantic emails, DreamHost has found the problem (they forgot to renew my contract) and put all of my subjectverbobject.com websites back online. Thank goodness. The most startling thing about all of this was how completely accepting my students were of the hassle and delay that going off-line entailed. They had homework… Read More Back in action.