Monthly Archives: January 2013

Condemnant quod non intellegunt

They condemn because they do not understand As an eighth grader, I was in an advanced math class that consisted of me and six boys. When I mentioned one day that I’d been accepted to the local all-girls high school, … Continue reading

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Nemo saltat sobrius

No one dances sober. The last time I went to club with the intention to dance the night away was three years ago. I ended up waiting in line in -30°C weather, starting at 11 o’clock, in a not-so-good part of … Continue reading

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Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

“It is sweet and honorable to die for one’s country.” -Horace: Ode III My AP English teacher was in the middle of a very difficult second pregnancy during the last semester of my senior year. There were about 18 young women in … Continue reading

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Audacter calumniare, semper aliquid haeret

“Slander boldly; something always sticks.” –Francis Bacon, De Augmentis Scientiarum (1623) When I was in second grade–or possibly kindergarten, it was a very long time ago–there was a boy named Cole. (Well, he wasn’t really named Cole, but I’m fairly … Continue reading

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