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Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Tribe Has Spoken

This authenticity and unfettered humanity is what reality TV set out to show the world, and Survivor continues to be the standard bearer.

Gentle As They Go

My hands, people tell me, are soft.

On Only Having Guy Friends

It took a while for me to break out of my preconceived notions that girls only liked sugar and spice and everything nice, but the new hurdle was suppressing all those questions about chemistry.

On Having “Guy Friends”

It’s unclear to me, still, how much of this was based in an adolescent desire for male approval.

Getting Old

The concoction will be lightly effervescent when it’s ready.

The Wheels on the Struggle Bus (or Julia’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)

HOW DARE THE SUN SHINE WHEN I FEEL LIKE A PIECE OF TRASH STUCK ON THE UNDERSIDE OF A PARK BENCH THAT HAS BEEN PEED ON BY DOG.

24 Hours in February

24 Hours in February

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1:15 p.m. “Ope, it’s 1:15, I’ve got to run now,” he says. “Thank you, great to meet you.”

Put Out the Oven Fire: Practical Advice for When Your World is Ending

Put Out the Oven Fire: Practical Advice for When Your World is Ending

I promise, I will tell the story about the two-foot flames licking at the burners when I cracked open the oven door.

The Front Runner

The Front Runner

Her writing was an act of taking a love that for centuries had been pushed to the margins and defiantly sticking it on the center of the page.

On Homeownership, Citizenship, and Stewardship

On Homeownership, Citizenship, and Stewardship

Maybe the heating bills could have been lower. Maybe this leak wouldn’t have happened. Maybe my house wouldn’t be sick.

Going Back

Going Back

So what happens, then, when this desire for mastery, reinforced by habit and nourished by the stories we tell and the media we consume, begins to look elsewhere for fulfillment?

Liner Notes with Tony, Part IV: Scandinavian Invasion

Liner Notes with Tony, Part IV: Scandinavian Invasion

There’s something about how she says “weird now” that sounds distinctly Northern European to me. I can’t quite place it.

Pizza and Other Memories

Pizza and Other Memories

Innamorato operates on its own timeline, hardly accountable to anything but the desire of its owner to make good pies.

On Val/Galentine’s Day

On Val/Galentine’s Day

A craving for apples doesn’t vanish just because you planted an orange tree.

The Other Manhattan

The Other Manhattan

“It has letters like the Hollywood Sign, so it’s basically the same thing.”

Song of Myself

Song of Myself

dinner for two
at a blessedly quiet establishment
except the waiter is in training
and keeps bothering us

The Undeniable Charm of The Great British Baking Show

The Undeniable Charm of The Great British Baking Show

“Is it a reality show?” Well, technically, yes, I suppose.

Still Learning from Mister Rogers

Still Learning from Mister Rogers

The reason we try to change as people is because we all have the power to change the world.

Worth the Writing

Worth the Writing

Some jobs, some hobbies, some lives are worth the writing. I don’t find that mine are.

By Love Alone?

By Love Alone?

Way to show those probably-reprobate, semi-Pelagian Catholics, Mel! Sola freaking fide.

I Spent January with Yoga and the Enneagram

I Spent January with Yoga and the Enneagram

I did it because the studio was across the street and doing an incentive program where I got the next two months at a discount if I completed the challenge.

Mono(nucleosis)

Mono(nucleosis)

Do you have flu-like symptoms? Do you feel tired all the time? Do you feel just fine? If so, you might have mono! Who knows!

Facebook and the Recently Deceased

Facebook and the Recently Deceased

I am down one more link that could help me make sense of this family.

chill lofi hip hop beats to study/relax to

chill lofi hip hop beats to study/relax to

But maybe ironically, I’m rarely in the mood for my “favorite” albums: fixtures of music I champion as satisfying or well-crafted artistic achievements, blah blah blah. Beauty like that can sap a lot of energy.

Down with New Year’s Resolutions

Down with New Year’s Resolutions

Our lives simply don’t work as a checklist.

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