Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

I am repatriating expatriate trying to work it all out. Well, to work some of it out anyhow. I am writing here for sanity, focus and general over-sharing.

A little reminder….

The other day someone asked me why I was not blogging anymore… and I replied that I was, though I had been a little slow, I certainly had not disappeared. The thing is – is I am over here now. … Continue reading

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2012 in review: according to WordPress….

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in 2012. If it were … Continue reading

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I need more space.

For real. I am an adaptable human, but I seriously need more space. Coincidentally, WordPress said the same thing to me. And while they offered more space for a small fee, I chose the more fiscally responsible option and set … Continue reading

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YOU.DON’T.OWN.ME.

No explanation required. Dedicated to my mom, my grandmas, my aunties, mis primas, my students.

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From November 4, 2008 to November 6, 2012….

River going to take me, sing sweet and sleepy, Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home. It’s a far gone lullaby, sung many years ago. Mama, mama many worlds I’ve come since I first left home. Goin’ … Continue reading

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Evidentiary Maps of ‘Democalypse 2012’

I have been looking at a lot of maps lately. I mean, I love maps, so that is not that strange, but as I keep hearing people throw around incredible accusations about who is to blame for the state of … Continue reading

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We have ourselves quite a misogyny problem up in here.

Perplexed. That is what I am on a good day. Enraged is what I am if I allow myself to ponder on things too long these days. I feel like Bruce Banner. Without the mellow jazz, bongo drums, huge bag … Continue reading

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