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America’s Most Egregious Mortal Sin: Being Fat

Fatness is an American mortal sin.  This is not a new situation, but I’m overjoyed to see the beginnings of a cultural backlash about it.  The most recent example of this is the controversy over the comments of one Maria

Posted in abuse, beauty, body image, confessions, Cultural Dissidence, culture, education, fat, health, news

A Crazy Woman in a Sporty Car

Riot.Jane I recently had an interesting experience with a stranger in a strip center parking lot.  This strip center is probably 50 years old (no exaggeration), and the parking spaces are quite narrow.  The parking stops are actually integrated into the concrete

Posted in confessions, self-esteem

Having Coffee With The Lunatics In My Head

Riot.Jane Sometimes I wonder how many individual nutcases are loose in my head. Seriously, when I consider the things that I believe concurrently, many of them mutually-exclusive, I have to wonder when it was that I began renting out rooms

Posted in confessions, Spirituality

*I* Was "The Other Woman"

For almost two years, I was “The Other Woman.”  The man was divine in my eyes.  The wife was a crazy person, and theirs was a loveless marriage.  He stayed married to her because, where he came from, divorced fathers

Posted in confessions, family, law, relationships

Working a Job I Hate for Health Insurance

I’m at the same job I was in 10 years ago.  The job has no path for advancement, either professionally or monetarily.  I’m a walking knowledge base for everyone who comes into contact with me. I’ve been there so long

Posted in career, confessions, health

A Letter to an Old Friend

Writing this is difficult for me . . . Please forgive me if my style is not up to its usual standard. I am having difficulty catching hold of the pieces of plastic lawn furniture blowing around within the squall

Posted in confessions, loss, love, relationships, self-esteem

My Favorite Books: "The Handmaid’s Tale"

In the continuing series of Riot.Jane’s favorite books . . . In no particular order, this is the third: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood The only one of my Five Faves written in my lifetime (1985 publication), this novel extrapolates American sociological currents

Posted in confessions, law, taboo

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