The Minnesota Daily

All content by Roxanne Sadovsky

Be happy; find your own path

May 6, 2003

Friends keep giving me a hard time for comparing grad school to Club Med. In fact, the other day when I was doing office hours in the rec center, a colleague threw me the look of death when he spotted...

Online love does exist

April 10, 2003

How's about we begin with the punch line? A good man is hard to find. Cutting to the fairy tale ending: I found one. And now, the story: I have always wanted to write the great American love column. I...

Yoga leads to self-enlightenment

February 20, 2003

Typically, my goal as a columnist is to convince everyone to get over themselves and see things my way. Alas, I am taking the week off; I realize I am powerless over what one's human nature wills her to...

Conversation fillers kill conversation

February 6, 2003

Although it's hard to believe, my father has become one of the few people with whom I share the intimate details of my life. During our conversations, I am occasionally reminded of the distance between...

A holiday column fit for the times

January 27, 2003

Happy New Year to all! Welcome to 2003! Year of the goat. Forgive this chain column, as the New Year is very busy. Speaking of which, before I begin, allow me to thank you all for the lovely e-mails this...

You say goodbye, I say hello

December 12, 2002

I frustrate easily at the tedious small talk - no less its felicitous brackets - that is taking over the thing we call conversation. Everyone I know feels the need to say goodbye. Waiters say, "Bye now"...

Forget thanks, give a tip instead

November 27, 2002

Will we stuff ourselves into the typical glazed cranberry coma? Or will we unpack the take-home therapy kit and go around the table, saying what we are thankful for? Which one of us (this time) will vow...

Moore proves king of pain in latest film

November 14, 2002

In his latest film, "Bowling for Columbine," Michael Moore repeatedly asks why we battle evil in our country without evaluating its roots. While the focus of this documentary surrounds the need for gun...

Wellstone, a rare breed, lived his beliefs

November 1, 2002

In my last column I wrote that politics are nothing more than a means to fulfill the human need to connect to a group. I said issues and rants and causes become lost in the poli-babble they represent and...

Former apathetic undergrad undertakes green mission

October 17, 2002

It's unlike me, but I'm going to speak for the trees for a moment. The last time I tried to write about trees I was an undergrad at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. One day I mistakenly ventured...

Drunken screams and roaring bikes: Uptown noise overwhelms

October 3, 2002

Zaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhtatingtingtingtingrollwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! I'm still working on the translation, but I'm a little rusty in speaking street. I don't quite know how to conjugate honking. If this...

Become a holist: laugh, slow down

September 19, 2002

This summer I went to summer school. Not the academic kind, but the self-help, feel-good, self-actualizing kind. No, I didn't spend the month at Hazelden; I took an improv class. In other words, I took...

Diagnoses dumb down a complex world

December 14, 2001

A friend of mine who is a psychotherapist thinks I have attention deficit disorder. This diagnosis suddenly dawns on her when I am sitting in her living room, rocking in her rocking chair and trying to...

Right guy, right date remain elusive

November 8, 2001

I've been here three months, and already my mother is calling from Los Angeles asking if I've settled down with a nice (Minnesota) Jewish boy. "It's a huge campus," she said (as though I don't go here)....