Monthly Archives: June 2016

How to Cut to the Chase in Knowing What Kind of Person You’re Signing Up For

It might sound crazy but hear me out. It’s expensive, but well worth the cost. Especially when considering other potential costs that come with spending time in a bad relationship. Lost years, emotional turmoil, divorce… The perfect pre-test to any … Continue reading

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How Ten Minutes a Day Wins at Writing and Wins at Life

Like a lot of things, I go in waves with my writing. For awhile everything inspires me, and pretty word combinations float effortlessly through my mind. Then I’ll hit a slump, and fall out of practice. Something else might be … Continue reading

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My Obsession With Travel Doesn’t Make Me Classist

In the article Your Obsession With Travel Sure Feels Classist To Me, Ravishly writer Catherine DM Clover exposes the chip on her shoulder about the lack of travel she’s done in her life. She reveals that as a child “And … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding is Awesome. Breastfeeding is Hard.

I had breastfed for over two years total (combined between two babies) before anyone ever shamed me for doing it publicly. For many months I’d nursed in parks, at friends’ homes, in stores, in parking lots, in restaurants and cafes, … Continue reading

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Calling Out Brock Turner, My 8th Grade Self, and One Stupid New York Times Reporter

In her excellent New York Times essay, writer Roxane Gay notes that Stanford rapist Brock Turner’s light sentence is a significantly harsher penalty than most rapists face. Sadly,¬†sexual assaults are greatly unreported. According to this study¬† 97% of rapists receive … Continue reading

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The Garden and the Beach

A month ago I planted a garden. It was a simple little garden of simple little seedlings gifted by a sweet friend. I wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about starting a garden, but since I like to get outside every day with … Continue reading

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A Gorilla Incident for all Parents

Since I bet you are just DYING for another two cents on the gorilla and the 4 year-old public lynching du jour, let me give you mine! Once when Micah was in the scooting-around-the house-and-exploring stage, he discovered the treasure … Continue reading

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