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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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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2015 in Retrospect

The world changed in 2015, didn’t it? We’re a month out now, already immersed in 2016.  Still, 2015 is a year we’ll be talking about for a long time, a year we’ll point to and say, this is when they came to light. This is when the things we had been trying to ignore finally captured our […]

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Winter Storm Jonas

The streets of DC were deserted these past few glittering nights, save for a few people who, like us, were tired of being cooped up.  We walked up and down the muffled blocks — walked in the middle of the street — ogling the drifts, which had swallowed cars, trees, houses whole.  I’ve never seen […]

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Friday

It’s been a rough week for personal relations.  A strangely rough week.  For reasons I can’t seem to explain — it’s not a full moon — acquaintanceships, friendships, and workships have been hard and stressful lately. The situation was apparently more than my unconscious could resist, because it joined the party by concocting some wacko […]

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What’s Going On

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Here’s the traditional background music while we catch up: Two weeks ago, with as little pomp and circumstance as I could get away with — I didn’t even tell my sister — I retook the GRE.  You’ll remember that I wasn’t happy with my scores the first time around, […]

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Just Around the Riverbend

Last weekend I went kayaking on the Potomac River with friends and then ate a large, delicious brunch.  It was exactly what I wanted to do to celebrate turning 25, and it was glorious. I’d never been kayaking before, but shockingly, there was no flipping, barrel rolling, or other embarrassing incidents. Okay, at one point […]

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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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Memorial Day Week

Howdy ho, Junior Rangers! (Sometimes I just need to quote Full House) (By the way, this makes me feel ancient) Anyway, how are you? How was your Memorial Day? I’m back at work, sunburned, and with a new spring in my step after a week off.  My friend-since-kindergarten Jessica was visiting from Minnesota, which meant […]

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