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Watching TV in Different Time Zones

I remember being sent an email with a list of examples of bad similes from high school papers. I felt one was unfairly included, “It was like when you’re in a different city and all the same TV shows are … Continue reading

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Gender Roles and Teenager TV

While we were on vacation recently my son came in to the bathroom where I was taking a shower. “Mommy, you know those shows on Disney with the teenagers and everyone is laughing all the time, is Madeline allowed to … Continue reading

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Going Home to Southfork

Last night I dreamt I went to Southfork again. It’s no secret that I have always been a sucker for soap operas. In my mind, soaps solve the biggest problem of fiction and of life, they don’t end. In a … Continue reading

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How Much Screen Time Is Screen Time?

When my daughter was little, she didn’t watch TV. We had no intentions of banning TV entirely, or even of greatly restricting it. My husband and I both grew up in households with restrictive TV policies, and we both felt … Continue reading

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