Author: Rhetorica Running

Anticipatory Grief

I first heard that term when Chris was in the military, and it was obvious he was going to be going to Iraq (he never went, fortunately, because even during a time of active warfare, my son can screw up his employment opportunities with the government). I couldn’t figure out why I felt so calmly…

By Rhetorica Running March 25, 2020 Off

Well, THAT’S Bold.

CONGRATULATIONS, voters! Trump is going to try to buy your vote! It’s like Obama Phones, but REAL! Thanks loads, there, Fuckface Von Clownstick, now I’m really conflicted. I know people NEED that money, and worse yet, corporations NEED people to get that money, and even worse yet, I know that the general voting public has…

By Rhetorica Running March 17, 2020 Off

What I’m Playing

It always comes as a huge shock to my students when I say that I love to game, and then follow it up with a little bit of street cred in the form of actually knowing what I’m talking about. This goes a very long way towards helping them “get” the concept of discourse communities…

By Rhetorica Running January 20, 2020 Off

Beg Pardon?

Pardon me for the possibly unhinged nature of the following rant, but I have recently apparently developed the first ever utterly silent voice in the history of ever. Not really. I know that there are plenty of women, ok, all women, who have had this issue at some point in their lives, and probably still…

By Rhetorica Running December 2, 2019 Off

Foul.

Growing up, my mom made sure me and my sister always did the things that kids were “supposed to” at that time – we got all the advantages and opportunities that our parents could give us. We had ballet and tap lessons, piano lessons, and we had sleepovers with friends. We had books, we had…

By Rhetorica Running October 22, 2019 Off

Happy Soberversary!

Today is my 11th “birthday,” as it’s referred to in AA – it’s the 11th anniversary of my choice to be sober and not drink again (or at least, in the beginning, for 24 hours. Baby steps.) Some people would see it as the anniversary of the absolute worst day of their lives, because for…

By Rhetorica Running October 21, 2019 Off