No Means No

Golden Horses

It doesn’t matter if it’s sex. Drinking. Groping. Kissing. Caressing. Dancing. Talking. Staring. Glancing. Holding hands. Acting. Creating. Working. Building. Cooperating. NO MEANS NO Once should be enough. Twice should suffice. There shouldn’t be a third time. At the performing arts school I went to, safety was number one. At any time, in any rehearsal or performance, any actor, dancer, techie, or anyone involved in the production could stop for their own safety …

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Applause & Praise

I cannot praise Linkin Park more. I began my studies about youth suicide at the University of Minnesota in January 2015, and was working on my field experience for my degree when Chester died. I’ve seen Linkin Park live multiple times over a decade, and I felt the pain. I also looked on as a new generation experienced what my generation did in 1994 with Kurt Cobain, but with trained eyes. We lost …

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Struggles

I started my Masters in January 2015. There’s been some hiccups here and there along the way. I’m nearly finished—I did my final portfolio presentation and was given a preliminary conferment of my M.Ed. by my faculty; however, this is not the same as a formal degree conferred by the college or the registrar. That won’t happen until I finish incomplete assignments for three classes. And that’s where I’m struggling. I tried to sit down …

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I Walked the Walk

The walk has been walked. Now I need to talk the talk. Although I participated in the CE+HD 2018 commencement, I have not yet earned the diploma from Office of the Registrar. There are some dangling strings with the college. CE+HD has monthly graduations for which you apply the month before. I’m aiming to apply for June graduation in May. Or July graduation in June, at the latest. My psychiatrist prescribed new medication …

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Superb Media Coverage

This is the big media I’ve seen so far: WFAA’s Verify tells the story of the viral photo (and who I actually talked with) CBS Sports: What’s really going on with that Superb Owl train? MPR News: Looking for the Superb Owl? It’s right here in Minnesota USA Today FOR THE WIN: No, errant spacing on Minneapolis airport trains didn’t turn Super Bowl ad into ‘Superb Owl’ TODAY: Is it Super Bowl LII, or ‘Superb Owl LII’? …

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