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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Canaries in the Coal Mine

During these horrible times, I haven’t known what to say about what’s going on in our country. Because I hardly recognize this place anymore, though I know darkness has been broiling, hardly under the surface at all, for years. Decades. And because whenever I’ve begun to compose a Facebook post, a blog post, it has […]

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Circa 2012

I’ve rediscovered the following document hidden in the bowels of what I call my “Business Related Random” folder. My Goals/Plans/Expectations/Desires Written on the 30th of September, in the year of Our Lord 2012. [Yeah, I’m weird even when journaling]  Immediately following college, I want to get a job. Not just a Target kind of job, […]

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Edging Forward

Let’s start with the important stuff: I spent a lot of my childhood watching Star Wars in my next door neighbor’s basement.  Her older brother had all three on VHS, and sometimes he had the gall to try to hide them from us (along with the cords to his N64).  Needless to say, “I find […]

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What Brings You Life?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what my next step will be.  I mentioned before that one of my New Year’s Resolutions–the most important one–is to make a change.  To do something.  It doesn’t matter what, really; if it’s a step toward fulfillment, then it’s worthwhile. This, of course, begs the question: what brings […]

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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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2015 Resolutions

Read 100 books by April 1st, 2015 (challenge begun April 1st, 2014) Set a new reading goal for April 2015-2016 (80 books seems more reasonable) Shut down your laptop an hour before bedtime, and spend that time reading Write Something every day (journal entry, blog post, poem, short story, letter, etc.) Start a writing journal to […]

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Nature

I just asked one of my housemates, who is an Ohio boy (A Midwesterner!  My people!), if living in the city makes him miss nature. “You know,” I tried to explain, “Trees, grass, deer … ” He looked at me with amusement as Britta got him a glass of water: “Nope,” he said, taking a […]

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