10 Things I Learned at 25

Another year in my grand old life has passed, and, a month out from my birthday, I’m burrowed into 26. It’s strange, this 26. It’s the oldest I’ve ever been of course, but it feels like the oldest I’ve ever been. It feels notably different, somehow. And for the first time, I’ve started to think: maybe I […]

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When Faced with a Choice of Cobbler

Remember: they’ll know if you choose the blueberry. There is now a picture of my tongue on the internet, but it’s altogether relevant and appropriate, because it will help you to picture this: Last night I handed out gift bags at the close of a dinner packed with luminaries.  I did so with blue teeth […]

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Friday

Happy Friday!  I began my day with a spectacular fall on the steps of the Library.  Currently sporting the bloody knees to prove it. Things can only go up from here, right? My weekend plans include a Nationals baseball game tonight with friends, taking a full GRE practice test on Sunday (dun dun dunnnnn), and […]

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2015 So Far

I just took over an hour to write this post, and when I went to save it, it mysteriously deleted.  Silent scream with me, will you? Anyway, here goes the second try. 2015 has thus far consisted of: One move to a new apartment.  I lapped a 10-foot U-Haul around DC by myself, jubilant and […]

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Adult Style and Grace

Walking to work this morning, buoyed by the hope that is Thursday, I was thinking about how I seem to have fewer clumsy moments than I used to; how I dress better (due, admittedly, to the demands of a professional work environment); how I’m more confident, more poised, wiser than I’ve ever been. I dared […]

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This Weekend

What I Planned to Do This Weekend: See Gone Girl and/or The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Visit the Holocaust Museum Make homemade bread Return a sweater that looked so good in the dressing room, and so terrible at home Clean house/do laundry Grocery shop What I Actually Did: Walked to the National Mall Sat down on […]

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Car-Loving People

Last winter, I slipped on the ice once a day.  It was always while walking home after work, always in the same spot, always when the rest of the city was clear and dry.  The ice snaked down in front of a small dry cleaning shop with a pink awning and an earnest mannequin wearing […]

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D.C. Christmas

Dear Friends, I have a lot to tell you, mostly explanations regarding the setting of the following poem. But for now, Merry Christmas.   ‘Twas the night before Christmas, DC was serene. Congress was on holiday; no C-SPAN to be seen. No stockings this year, and no tree to be had: Such things are too […]

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The Oak Tree in my Foot

There was an oak tree in my foot. It happened when I stepped out onto the deck to snatch dry clothes from the rail before the dark and damp set in. I heard a crunch under my bare foot, but didn’t realize what had happened until the next morning when I saw the small acorn, […]

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