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  •  I was initiated into the invisibility of older (0+ / 0-)

    when I was around 40 and, along with other older female teachers, no longer invited to the private parties of the younger teachers.  The older male teachers, however, had an additional life span of 10-15 years.

    I don't miss the sexal attention, but I do sometimes miss the intellectual conversations -- not all of them have disappeared, however, my views are no longer taken as seriously (how could my sexuality determine how seriously my intellectual ideas would be taken?)

    Would love to put this up on the Women's Dialogue (a weekly consciousness raising group)called A Woman's perspective:  A Space of Our Own.  it goes up once a week.  Write me at rap8643@aol.com if you would feel comfortable  posting it there.

    •  Ever since I let my hair grow long and white, (0+ / 0-)

      my students have paid more attention in class.  

      Maybe it's because I remind them more of their grandparents, who, as everybody knows, tell the best stories. I can riff on philosophy, physics, the sixties, Melville (and other stray connections not listed in the syllabus) and they go all ears, even if I ramble over the scheduled end of class.  

      This is brand new, the past 2 years. I want to retire, but I don't want this to stop!

      "I take Democrats to bed with me for lack of a dachshund. . . " E.B. White

      by Foothills of Oblivion on Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 06:07:22 AM PDT

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