Monday, October 06, 2008

"I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date - no time, no time!!"

I have a bazillion blog posts I need to write, but absolutely no time to even think about them. Grades are due tomorrow at 8:00 am and I am so far behind I want to cry.

Cliff Notes (not so much to keep you updated; more to remind me of what I want to write):

  • I lost my flash drive, and no, I was not smart enough to save the latest copy of my dissertation on my laptop as backup.
  • finally did the triathlon this weekend. Not so great. And it took up any and all free time this weekend (hence the obscene behindness on grading).
  • the hypocrisy of miscarriages and abortion: "life" begins as soon as the egg is fertilized - but when a woman miscarries, do we offer proper consolation for the "death"? No, we simply treat it as an unfortunate medical condition. If we talk about it at all.
  • NaNoWriMo is coming!!! (And yes, people on the forums are already starting to tick me off.)

Okay, break's over. Back to work.

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, Criss...those hills can kill you. At some point yesterday, I sat down on the asphalt and pouted. Thankfully, I got up and finished, and so did you...without the pouting! So, well done for the both of us.

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  2. I really do wish I carried a you with me sometimes.

    Because I really just didn't have the strength to pee on either one of them.

    I wanted to though.

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  3. Perhaps your logic suffers.

    Just as all others' lives are not equal in our eyes, neither are the manners of their deaths.

    Clearly, everything about pregnancy is a a medical condition. Which is an indisputable fact, but it is not the only highly relevant fact.

    Because you can (accurately in my opinion) generalize that most people gloss over a miscarriage event with others speaks more to how people respect just how potentially Earth-shattering the event might be, avoiding the matter, than it does how little weight of importance given to the occurrence.

    Logic matters, most especially when we declare hypocrisies.

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  4. Crisatunity: We do not gloss over other deaths. We do not gloss over the death of an (extra-uterine) child, nor the death of a parent, nor even the death of a friend. When those things happen, we take up collections at work to help cover expenses; we give people time off; we bring them food so they don't have to cook in their grief; we ask them to go to counseling - we don't say, "Well, if you weren't so stressed/ if you ate better / if you had done things differently you wouldn't have miscarried."
    We support each other in times of grief. When a woman miscarries, she's expected to go on about her daily life. She didn't lose anything we can "see," so it must not have been "real" - or at least not "real" enough.

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