Friday

Hello! How are you this bright Friday? Here in Tidewater Virginia we’ve been having 70 degree days for almost the entire month of February. At first I resisted (because Spring. Ugh.), but now I’m resigned, and dare I say, delighted about the weather. Playing ultimate frisbee with your entire cohort, while a breeze blows and your […]

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What’s Going On

I’m always a little ashamed of these posts, because of course they mean that I haven’t blogged in a long time. They also mean, however, that I’m back with a vengeance. So, hello! I’m back. Cue the traditional theme music: My second (and final) semester of my history Master’s program has just begun. And guess […]

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What I’m Reading

It’s been too long since we’ve talked about books! I’ve been meaning to make a summer reading list, but suddenly the summer is half over and I don’t have a whole lot to show for it.  I’ve been reading in bits and pieces — a minor book funk, if you will — and so have picked […]

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Friday

Friday at last! Who wants to dive out that door into the ocean with me? This week has been punctuated with something I’ve never had to deal with before: Allergies. Apparently DC is a virtual island of terrible allergens.  Even those among us — like myself — who didn’t have allergies in their native states […]

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What I’m Reading

Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Synopsis: Two soldiers on opposite sides of a galactic war fall in love.  Pursued by their enemies, they struggle to keep their young daughter safe. Review: I’ve only within the last year dipped a toe into graphic novels.  I began with Congressman John Lewis’ March, progressed to […]

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Friday (On Saturday)

Well, the cold I’ve been dodging for weeks has finally caught up with me.  I was prepared to dose myself with NyQuil last night, hoping lots of sleep would help me avoid the worst of it, but my NyQuil apparently expired in May.  Say it with me: Noooooooooooooooooo! As it were, I slept in two-hour increments, […]

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Weekend Update

I owe you some 2015 flashbacks.  It was a big year, and I’m taking my time to do it justice.  Keep that breath bated for a while longer, okay? I had a mostly-solo weekend.  I think after constant (delightful!) togetherness with friends and roommates during Winter Storm Jonas, and then a tour-packed workweek, I was […]

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Last Week Tonight

Last week was A Week.  Some weeks we gaze at the news from afar, and other weeks we lift it up and carry it on our shoulders. I don’t think I can say much about Cecil the Lion that hasn’t already been said.  Yes, it was unthinkably cruel — not to mention illegal.  Yes, those responsible should […]

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Friday

(Photo credit: Alex Wong) It’s a happy, happy day. People were gathering with signs and flags as I walked past the Supreme Court this morning, and half an hour later the ruling came. After so many dark weeks and months, it’s good to have a win for love and equality.  There’s more work to be […]

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