tipping culture

So fairly recently I became a barista again. As if I hadn't already learned my lesson with the woes and mistreatment that baristas face daily from undercaffeinated customers, I also work in a suburban area now instead of in the city. The major difference that I've noticed so far is the attitude of tipping - …

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Miriam Reexamined: Within the Biblical Text of Exodus

As readers, we first encounter the prophetess Miriam by name in Exodus 15:20-21: Then Miriam the prophet, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. Miriam sang to them: 'Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its driver …

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Yuu Watase’s Ceres: Celestial Legend and Rethinking the Power of Femininity

Yuu Watase is an author whose work heavily permeated my adolescence. I remember first reading her series Alice 19th and falling in love with the concept of the world, and most importantly, the romantic plot. Later I read Imadoki Nowadays and grew to love Tanpopo and her antics to get a gardening club at her prestigious school. …

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Author and Works: Issues with Orson Scott Card

Recently I wrote a post concerning my thoughts about Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. A masterful piece of science fiction, this work contains perhaps the best example of Card's unique ways of weaving stories and characters together until the book becomes almost an experience for the reader. However, while I was writing and praising …

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