The Others I used to think that there were certain people that existed just to make me feel bad about myself ( i.e. runway models, ex-boyfriends, Beyonce, etc.) while some others existed to show me my own awesomeness (i.e. anyone who has never been to NYC or doesn’t enjoy reading). Spoiler alert: It isn’t all about… Continue reading The Others
Must Love Dogs I will admit it is probably true that I love animals as much if not more than people, including some family members. Nonetheless, my recent adoption of a pretty young thing (Michael Jackson reference intended), Miss Mila Rose, has been met with some perplexing thoughts. But first, a little background: Mila is… Continue reading Must Love Dogs
Seeing the World Through Smudged Plexiglas Partitions I never really understood the desire to see the world through rose-colored glasses. I don’t mean the literal invention of spectacles that allowed for people with certain conditions to see words on a page correctly–of course that is brilliant, akin to a miracle even. What I mean is… Continue reading Seeing the World Through Smudged Plexiglas Partitions
So, What’s Your Story? I just spent about 40 minutes watching movie previews, but nothing came close to what I was looking for. And then I thought, well, what am I even looking for? When I realized the answer to this question, it struck me as so silly and yet remarkably appropriate. I have this habit… Continue reading So, What’s Your Story?
Boom and Bust As a part of my late-night insomniac series, I was just watching a segment on the first big economic boom and bust in history: the Dutch Tulip Mania back in the seventeenth century. If you haven’t heard of this phenomenon, I suggest you Google. I’m no economist. Actually, I’m pretty terrible with… Continue reading Boom and Bust
Civil War(s) I finished the Ken Burns documentary on the Civil War as the sun came up today, or, well, yesterday I suppose. I’ve joked that I fall asleep each morning (I can’t sleep at night) with the narrative of Mary Chesnut in my head, but truthfully she’s been with me all day and all… Continue reading The Ultimate Internal Struggle
“Beyond the First Amendment”
Check out my guest blog post and the Let’s All Be Free project. Great people with great ideas! Follow them on Twitter @LetsAllBeFree.
I was asked to blog about what freedom means to me, as a writer, a woman, an American, or any other way I chose to identify myself. Inevitably, it always comes back to the writing.
“It is no surprise that now freedom, to me, comes in the form of words, specifically in writing–an outgrowth of the act of reading that I learned at age of three. I still tend to communicate better on paper, but I’ve found my voice and I’m not afraid to use it. I think this is a catharsis for anyone who endeavors to write–the moment when you overcome the anxiety of sharing your work and dare to actually identify yourself as a writer.”
Let it Be? It would be odd for me not to experience some kind of existential crisis at least once a month. For April I decided to fixate on the idea that as much as we are feeble and futile human beings, we still have a hell of a lot of choices to make. Often… Continue reading “Let it Be”?: An Existential Crisis
*Not just because it is her birthday (well, technically not anymore since it’s after midnight), but because my amazing friend Pam continues to inspire me, I dedicate the following to her in thanks for the encouragement, the hope, and example of bravery she always provides me. This one’s for you, Pammy Cakes! We Are Made… Continue reading We Are Made of Stars
Just a short note on the current same sex marriage debate. No political ranting, just some honest thoughts. I’m a socially liberal, fiscally conservative, Catholic girl who believes in same sex marriage even though my church currently doesn’t. What the church says and what I believe God wants for us all–to be happy and loved–… Continue reading Let Freedom Ring