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high school english teacher, writer, reader, mom, wife, karaoke singer, unitarian, liberal, quite possibly certifiable, not-so-secret slob, übermaster procrastinator, owner of the national debt (seems that way anyway), and more than meets the eye.

Real Name: Karen

DOB: 6/2/57

Gender: female

Location: IL, USA

Occupation: teacher

Groups: Spiritual Organization of Unapologetic Liberals at Daily Kos, Seriously Seeking Cinema, An Ear for Music, Teachers Lounge, Personal Storytellers

Hobbies: writing, karaoke

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Diaries published: 94 (1250 days since last diary on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 06:14 PM PST)

Comments posted: 1550 (1249 days since last comment on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 05:43 PM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 3101

Total Comment Ratings: 16654

Most Recommended Diary: UPDATE!  (Greg's response) "vote conservative"?  my response to a right wing brother, 549 comments, 1029 recommends

People Following sunspark says: 29

sunspark says's Most Recent Diaries:

Two questions have haunted David Fincher’s much-anticipated American version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: will it be worth the wait? and is there really a reason to make it in the first ...
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Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 06:14 PM PST with 10 Recommends
To a lot of us, with minds locked firmly in the past, it's still "the fold" or "the jump," though there is nothing about it that looks folded and any sort of jump is only in our imaginations. To ...
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Comment Count 68 comments on Fri Oct 28, 2011 at 03:45 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
In Norway, a bomber and gunman blows up a government building and then travels to a youth camp and systematically executes dozens of teenagers, apparently because they were youth activists in a ...
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Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 04:49 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I have been sitting here angry and shaking--I don't know for how long. There are tears in my eyes and they are sliding down one of my cheeks. I'm not reaching up to brush them away. I'm not sure ...
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Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 06:17 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
I worry about the future of education in this country. Day after day I read news reports about state governments passing laws against teachers' unions and about the desperate need to reform our ...
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Comment Count 69 comments on Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 06:17 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
So Sarah Palin wants to take her Uninvited Presidential Campaign bus tour (uninvited) to Rolling Thunder. Others have chronicled the chutzpah of the woman and the unmitigated self-aggrandizement ...
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Comment Count 10 comments on Sun May 29, 2011 at 08:22 AM PDT with 2 Recommends

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