Barkenhoff
Barkenhoff
Barkenhoff
Feb 21 2015
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When I was 7 or 8 years old, we took a family trip to Epcot. We saw the attraction with Figment and the wizard dude. Outside, a puppeteer playing the wizard dude and Figment was hanging out by some fountains. I went up to talk to him and ask him some probing questions, when I noticed the arm he had around Figment Read more

Jan 14 2015
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The only surprise here is that this doesn't involve Florida at all.

Dec 22 2014
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That picture with the black and white dress! Nicki can wear clothes. Wow. Cavalli is a great match for her. I'd love to see her in some vintage Halston too.

Dec 17 2014
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I think this is the best response I've received, by far. Thank you.

Dec 17 2014
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So if I read all of these blogs, they will all have reached a consensus and will give me the one answer that is correct? Is that how this works?

Dec 17 2014
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Thanks. I enjoyed both articles. I think the first piece works really well as a companion piece to Ms. Bennett's essay. You should share it on the main page.

Dec 17 2014
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I just don't know how else to phrase it? Or really, if it should be phrased at all. Where do we draw the line between attempts to motivate people and looking like an issue is all about you. I post meeting times for forums, workgroups, rallies, etc as a way to get people to join in. Now I feel like that's the wrong Read more

Dec 17 2014
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You couldn't pull my job from my dying, grasping hands. (Or whatever that saying is). I'm really glad I read all of this today. I think it adds more perspective to my job. We have to really go beyond even trauma-based approaches because despite the worthiness of this approach, I don't think it can truly grasp the Read more

Dec 17 2014
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Sort of to your point, I thought it was interesting that at a recent community forum on race relations, two of the three people removed from the meeting were white rabble rousers, ostensibly there to support the black community.

Dec 17 2014
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So anyone who asks what they could do better is a "good white person". You sound like a fun person to be around.

Dec 17 2014
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That's a much better explanation. I appreciate your response. The internet is rarely conducive to meaningful conversations since we can misread intentions so easily. And my question about giving up trying to help was not a serious one and it's sad that some people would feel that is the answer.

Dec 17 2014
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I really appreciate your answer. I think you make a very good point about not questioning decisions the kids make. This is the hardest part for me and something I would like to work on.

Dec 17 2014
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That's not at all what she is saying and if that is what you are taking out of this essay, you're a part of the problem.

Dec 17 2014
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Your answer is exactly the problem I'm having. I asked an honest, sincere question. Your reaction was to insult me, while giving a thoughtful response. However, another person had a completely different answer and encouraged the question and gave an equally thoughtful response. Two different people, two highly Read more

Dec 17 2014
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Your essay makes me uncomfortable. I honestly don't know how to help or be an ally. I work with kids in the family court system, either through abuse/neglect or juvenile delinquency/incorrigability. I want to fight for these kids, the majority of whom are POC. How do we do that without becoming a "good white person"? Read more

Dec 16 2014
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I too liked to travel alone and always enjoyed my time and met many interest people along the way. That is, until I took one wrong turn and a man grabbed me, in broad daylight, and sexually assaulted me. I never travel alone now. I miss those early days when I felt adventurous and carefree.

Nov 19 2014
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Every day must have been a living hell for their nannies.

Sep 7 2014
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I hope his big shoulders and fat neck swallow his head and choke on it.