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Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Unicorn That Changed My Life

Like Agnes, I decided this unicorn would be mine.

Impressions of Future Bosses

“What part of this job are you looking forward to?”
“Decorating a hallway.”

Homing

Buying a feeder isn’t something one does on a whim; it takes planning.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Me

I’m not sure if that makes me a “bad feminist” in the same way that wanting a perfect body made Fleabag a “bad feminist,” but I wish I had known more about RBG when I was younger

My Coworker’s Cat Almost Killed Us Both

Fergie and the goldfish, thankfully, seemed unaffected.

Does It Matter?

Does it matter that this particular person voting for a corrupt, anti-democratic, avowedly racist and misogynist leader is also a “prayer warrior” and a “champion of the faith”?

The Boons and Banes of Ignorance

The Boons and Banes of Ignorance

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Too many fluffernutters will make you queasy.

Retroactive Curiosity

Retroactive Curiosity

I think I had a couple of good English teachers early on, and I liked reading books, so I decided I must be an English person, and there you have it.

Here’s to a New Season

Here’s to a New Season

Today is the first day of autumn, and instead of dreading it, I’m going to try my best to stay hopeful.

Free Castles

Free Castles

One would think rights bequeathed by the Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe would be impervious to puny, mortal attack.

On Hope, Collapse, and Normalcy

On Hope, Collapse, and Normalcy

But like a towering stack of nachos, hope and excitement can only be piled so high before everything comes tumbling down.

The Matriarch

The Matriarch

I hope that, along with her name, I will always carry some reflection of her in me.

Looters Get Shot

Looters Get Shot

I’m not convinced that looter’s increased presence in my life is the result of a newly expanded horizon of awareness.

Marriage Advice from Someone Who’s Been Married Eleven Days

Marriage Advice from Someone Who’s Been Married Eleven Days

Pull those covers all the way over to your side at night. What doesn’t kill him makes him stronger.

Always in Failure

Always in Failure

Don’t look at me and see where I’m lacking.

Credo

Credo

I didn’t long for the suffering, but a part of me envied the certainty it seemed to produce.

Thank God I’m Funny: On Being Trans and Hilarious

Thank God I’m Funny: On Being Trans and Hilarious

At best, I’m mildly amusing. At worst, I’m lazy internet trash whose only claim to a comedy crown is stolen memes.

Uplifting 2020 Conversation Topics

Uplifting 2020 Conversation Topics

The question “Do you have a TikTok?” definitely sparks an interesting conversation.

Choosing My Confessions

Choosing My Confessions

Perhaps confession has more to do with vulnerability and emergency than with orthodoxy and tradition.

A Few Reflections on Wind Through Trees

A Few Reflections on Wind Through Trees

In The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Shug tells Celie, “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

I’ll Venmo You

I’ll Venmo You

$20 in a bank only means what it does because we’ve built institutions and systems to support and protect the idea that $20 means $20.

It’s Lovely Here Today

It’s Lovely Here Today

Generations survived by this resource that I now visit a few times a week for a pleasant view and a whipping fresh breeze.

The Ballad of the Aeropress

The Ballad of the Aeropress

I asked the fair barista, “Sir,
Have you the stock I seek?”
“Alas,” said he, “our shelves are bare,
And will be for a week.”

Ice Cream Zagat

Ice Cream Zagat

A cheesy name celebrating the town it can be found in? 10/10. A charming new addition of orange pool noodles glued to its exterior to ensure social distancing? Dreamy.

Tolkien in Azeroth

Tolkien in Azeroth

The ability to imagine outside our four walls is how we stay sane.

Incomplete Lists of Subjects I Tend to Avoid

Incomplete Lists of Subjects I Tend to Avoid

73. Taxes.

Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights

All I know is that during a long vacation, I wandered into a moving tale of dangerous dreams, opportunities to heal former traumas, and people who met at the wrong (or maybe perfect?) time.

Looking Forward to Everything

Looking Forward to Everything

Choosing hope today doesn’t deplete what’s available to us tomorrow.

Whatever Works

Whatever Works

I’m not totally saying those two weeks of my high school AP stats class caused a nationwide erosion of trust in authority and science.

Goodbye and Hello

Goodbye and Hello

It’s time to pass this space on to the next generation.

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