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Black Balloons Revisited

I forgot that you can sometimes not try very hard and still fail.

A Letter to a Younger Me

If I could write a letter to a younger me, I’d tell her to hurry up.

Airports

The airport is where you can take a breath between destinations and deadlines as well as responsibilities and people that you don’t want to face yet.

Power Through Writer’s Block in 7 Easy Steps

Sometimes it feels like that’s all you’ve written about, only variations on a theme, the same thing spun a thousand different ways. Let the mystery…

I Wish Country Songs Were Still Sad

Music changes, and change is good.

Used Things, Old Things, Worn-but-good-enough Things: A Defense

As we receive and give our things away, we perpetuate a legacy of generous exchange.

Instagram Accounts to Spark Your Joy in 2019

Instagram Accounts to Spark Your Joy in 2019

by | Jan 21, 2019

It was high time for a serious KonMari discard session, and over the course of a couple of days I gleefully tapped the “unfollow” button dozens of times.

Aquaman and Its Discontents

Aquaman and Its Discontents

While the film isn’t without interesting ideas—the notion of an environmental reckoning, for one—these ideas dart, glimmering and mostly unconsidered, through the nets that Aquaman reserves for its preferred but drabber game: the return of the king.

What Up Haters?

What Up Haters?

People also hate it when I’m right and they’re wrong, which happens pretty frequently.

A Hysterical Essay about Packing

A Hysterical Essay about Packing

I know. It’s just a suitcase. OR IT’S JUST THE MAW OF THE CAVE OF WONDERS FROM ALADDIN WAITING TO EAT ME ALIVE.