Living with "The Thing"

I tried to decipher what the poses of the white men in blue coats on the album cover might look like in motion. Were they spelling out H-E-L-P as in Y-M-C-A? It took nearly 20 years and a traumatic ski injury for me to remember that, on the cover, John, Paul, George, and Ringo were skiing. They were skiing in Obertauern, Austria shooting a film to accompany the album. This is where I learned to ski. And it is also where I shattered my tibial plateau, one of the most important load-bearing parts of the human body.

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"Oh Yeah, That's Totally a Nipple": An Interview with Marie Sena

For the past 3 years, tattoo artist Marie Sena has specialized in 3D areola tattooing for women who have undergone breast reconstruction surgery. Sena is one of the many tattoo artists around the country helping women to reclaim and to know their bodies again after surviving breast cancer. What sets Sena apart from other tattoo artists doing the same work is her graduate study and complementary part-time career in Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration. Working out of her studio, Electric Eye, co-owned by her and her partner Caleb Barnard in Dallas, TX, she is one of the only tattoo artists in the US with such a niche specialty.

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B For My Mom -- A Technological Memoir

Each record felt like a connection to my mother, not as my mom but as the woman she was before I was even a future she seriously entertained. Each record provided a glimpse of her womanhood that has always been—to me—obscured by her motherhood. As I sorted through her records, I began to place my mom in a history that I was yet to be a part of, and to piece together the life of a woman that I both knew and didn’t know. 
 

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