Pink House at Eleanor & St. Charles

I woke up early this morning and got right to work before heading up to campus on my bike. Pedal, pedal, pedal–it was good to get the kinks of yesterday’s long ride out of the legs. I had such a long day, but it was one of those long days that just feels worth it. It had a little bit of everything: challenging classrooms, a hint of completion, genuine intellectual stimulation, and a really good salad. I didn’t leave campus until 12 hours after I got there, but I was treated to a cool fall night and virtually empty streets as I rode home. Pedal, pedal, pedal–it was good to get the kinks of a long day out of my legs. Is there anything a a bike ride won’t fix? Anyway. I stopped to take a picture of this house lit up with pink lights at Eleanor and St. Charles. The picture’s terrible, but that’s all the more reason for you to pedal over here some evening. I’ve been passing this house for the past couple of weeks, but I’m embarrassed to admit I just thought it was over zealous Halloween lighting. We were talking about the women’s health movement, breast cancer politics, and feminist criticisms of the whole “think pink” movement, and my student’s helpfully pointed out that the house is pink for breast cancer awareness month. We had good debates about the efficacy of this sort of thing in class (I’m too tired to go into it–you’ll just have to enroll), and I felt lucky to have such bright and thoughtful students. Yeah, it was a good day.

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