DEAR ABBY: I read the obituaries in our local newspaper every day to see if someone I know has died. But when I don’t see any familiar name, I feel let down and disappointed. Is that weird? — STILL ALIVE IN SAN DIEGO
I can’t say how, exactly, I became the one chosen to acquire the goods. Perhaps it’s because as the teaching candidate, I am young, energetic, and eager to get a good recommendation. Perhaps it’s also because I am the only woman in this prep — but this…
What I mean when I say "patriarchy":A set of socially maintained systems, values, and ideologies which perpetuate arbitrary and outdated ideas about gender and human sexuality, encompassing social phenomena like homophobia, transphobia, and sexism.
What people THINK I mean when I say "patriarchy":A secret brotherhood that meets together once a month to discuss how best to oppress women, and are in control of all of the world's governments.
“The single most unnerving thing about the Chianti Grill is the piano player. He comes over to your table and asks if you have any requests. If you ask him to play a song, he says “that was my late wife’s favorite” and then he begins to sob. This has happened more than once, and he has been inconsistent with his story. The Gnocchi are terrible.”—This Urban Spoon review is a work of art.