I planned to write this a bunch of times, then each time realized that I had drafts Blogger was counting as posts. But this is the real deal. 200! I could cry, but I think I'll just write a retrospective post on my favourite posts so far. Why are these my favourites? I am particularly proud of my writing in these and enjoyed the rich discussion in comments.
So here they are, in chronological order from earliest to latest:
My discussion with Kate Schapira, a wonderful author and poet, about perceptions of health and attitudes about health and how they related to her chapbook of poetry "Case Fbdy": Part 1 Part 2
Lets Be Realistic - My public announcement that, due to the challenges of an ongoing illness, I was going to defer the second and final semester of my public relations post-graduate college program.
Telephone - My script about a telemarketer trying to sell illness to me.
To Dance Wearing Pants - My story about a night out dancing and the classic consequences of this for women on the dance floor.
Impact - I watched a bird die.
More Evidence That Christmas Music is Depressing - I pondered the ridiculousness of a Christmas carol and rewrote it.
Not the Brightest Animals - My review of a hilarious David Sedaris book.
Girls Should Just Settle Down. Period - My critical viewing of a Disney educational film about menstruation -- from 1946! (Yes, you read that correctly.)
Has Black Swan Influenced Perceptions of Ballet? - My review of the film Black Swan and discussion of its public relations impact on ballet.
Sensationalizing Disability and Difference - I tried to figure out why TLC shows resemble freak show titles.
Beauty Narrowly Defined - An analysis of the cosmetics market's strategy to make women feel ugly and old, and to pose the supposed consequences of these.
Dear Diary - I explored motivations for writing life writing and shared some of my favourite works.
Christie Blatchford on Jack Layton's Death: Really a Spectacle - My reaction to a columnist's claims about the public grief of a popular politician.
An Ecologist's Struggle with Cancer - I reflected on a book about cancer and the environment and share a preview of a film based on it.
Wayne Gretzky: Narcissist? - My shortest post ever, a description Wayne Gretzky's restaurant.
National Post Ad Perpetuates Ignorance - I addressed suggestions that gays are trying to make straight people gay.
Don't Blame it on the School Balls - My personal response to a ban of ball playing on a school's property.
Why I Hate Movember - I discussed the ridiculousness of this campaign and why it hurts the cause.
Mr. Bean is Sexy - Need I say more?