CV of Failures

CV of Failures

Last week, I read about Johannes Haushofer’s “CV of Failures.” Haushofer is an assistant professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University.  He wrote:  “Most of what I try fails, but these failures are often invisible, while the successes are visible.  I have noticed that this sometimes gives others the impression that most things work out for me…” And so Haushofer listed the academic things...

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Ebooks for Good – Thank You!

As folks who read this blog last week know, I pledged to donate all of my receipts from Mindy Klasky ebooks published by Res Ipsa Press to Planned Parenthood, as a way of showing support in the wake of the Komen debacle.  The “week” for donations ran from January 29 through February 4, and it included books sold throughout the world.  And (drumroll please…) the total is in.  I will be donating: $1520.54 Wow.  All I can say is,...

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Ebooks for Good – Celebrating Success

And, now it seems that Komen is reversing its policy.  Or clarifying its policy.  Or whatever.  In any case, they’re reinstating their funding for Planned Parenthood, and they’re (supposedly) making it so that the funding can’t be taken away for the reasons that were stated on this go around. I’m pleased by the immediate result. I’m wary of the future. And I still intend to donate all proceeds from Mindy Klasky Res...

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Ebooks for Good – Another Reminder

Sigh.  The spin-cycle just keeps going. Today, Komen has “clarified” that they didn’t pull Planned Parenthood funding because of abortion, and they didn’t pull it because Planned Parenthood was under investigation by a Republican congressman from Florida.  Instead, they pulled funding because Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms on site; instead, they make “pass through” patients, making referrals...

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Month of Letters

Remember when you were a kid, and you ran out to the mailbox to see if you’d received a letter?  Did you beg to open anything handwritten that was addressed to ___ Family? When I was thirteen years old, I moved to a new city.  I left behind people who had been my classmates for seven years, people whom I thought were my Best.  Friends.  Ever.  (One of them was my very first writing partner.  Another was the type of friend where you spend...

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