Browsing Archive: September, 2010

Mixed Messages

Posted by Sarah McCann on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : Current Events 
A headline I saw on the Baltimore Sun website this week read, "Utah schools bans 'I Heart Boobies' Bracelets". As I scrolled down the Sun's homepage, almost directly under this headline was a photo captioned, "Raven's Eye Candy 2010." The image is of three Ravens cheerleaders, wearing halter tops that frame their cleavage and the center point of the photo is one woman's breasts. I went from reading about the banning of boobie bracelets to an image of a woman's breasts and I could not ignore t...
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When Everything is New

Posted by Sarah McCann on Sunday, September 19, 2010, In : Personal Experience 
New schedule has not afforded me the time to write as often as I would like. Still trying to get used to the new life that I have begun. I have started a new job and moved into a new home. These experiences have brought many new people into my life and have altered, deepened and made more meaningful relationships with others. It is good, fall seems to be the perfect time to begin new things, to renew oneself and reinvent one's life. I'm not one to make new year's resolutions, but if I was I t...
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Being Honest in Jest

Posted by Sarah McCann on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, In : Communication 
Is it possible to be impeccable with one's word while joking? This question occurred to me recently and even if it does have an answer, it seems quite complex. Working with youth, I often see the results of jokes that hurt. Even young people that are friends use mean jokes as a means of communication, but I often wonder what kind of relationships this way of relating to each other really create. A good friend and I called each other bitches in middle school and made constant jokes at each oth...
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The Artists of What's Your War? Final Installment

Posted by Sarah McCann on Sunday, September 5, 2010, In : Personal Experience 
Yesterday I repainted the walls at Load of Fun, after I touch up a couple of spots today and return a couple more of the pieces to the artists What's Your War? in physical form will be complete. Today I also finish writing about the artists.

Christina Ralls' piece is a call to action. A statement against fear and the negative effects it has on our lives and relationships. "Fear stops us.  It prevents us from communicating with each other. It scares us into being stagnant and not taking action....
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