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It’s not about the magazines.

Last week I cried about a stack of magazines. When we exchanged our about-to-expire frequent flyer miles for a year’s worth of magazines, I had no idea how much those glossy pages would weigh me down. It feels wasteful to … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop and Shake, or, Can you be a twerking feminist?

Last night I had a two and a half hour class on feminist literary criticism. We waxed poetic about if it is possible to have an écriture féminine (feminin writing); we debated the subalternity of the female voice; we bemoaned the state … Continue reading

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Room to breathe.

When I was little, my mom would throw away our stuff. She has always hated clutter, and no one amasses clutter like kids. If you stopped playing with something long enough, if you fell out of love with a hobby, … Continue reading

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Mini-Quiches and the Modern Woman

Dear Fellow Over Burdened Modern Women of the World: Why do we make life so many times harder for ourselves than it needs to be? Ok, back up. Let me share a mini-breakdown I had a couple weeks ago. I … Continue reading

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This human thing.

You guys. This week, life got the best of me. It isn’t that anything majorly bad went wrong, other than two speeding tickets ( I know, I know) and the mail situation in our building being so bad that they … Continue reading

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Country music makes me cry.

Country music makes me cry. Obviously, not all country songs make me cry. The ones that are full of honky-tonk happiness, barefooted women dancing on cars, and cowboys falling all over themselves – those make me turn up the dial … Continue reading

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My husband is not my soul mate.

It might seem odd that on this, our one-year anniversary, I am beginning a post with the declaration that my husband is not my soul mate. But he isn’t. I wouldn’t want to imagine life without James. I enjoy being … Continue reading

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Green thoughts.

Do you ever read one of those books that forces you to look around at parts of your life and evaluate? I love those. And I hate those. Earlier this summer I read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivores Dilemma, and it got … Continue reading

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Why I stopped pinning.

When I first explained Pinterest to James, he responded with, “Oh, so it’s like shopping?” Of course not, I explained. You don’t actually own any of the things that you pin, you are just sorting and saving them for future … Continue reading

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We have no hobbies.

James and I have no hobbies. Back when I was teaching high school, one of my students asked me what James and I like to do together, and when I tried telling her that we just kind of like hanging … Continue reading

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