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An unlikely sailor

September 10, 2013 Uncategorized

The end of an era has come and gone. It was bittersweet, frustrating, there were some tears and arguments, and I skinned two of my knuckles while trying to carry unwieldy, heavy boxes through a doorframe. We all moved to new places, and said goodbye to that magical, unbelievable two-year stint we had together in the house by the water. It was a lot to say goodbye to. I still find it hard to believe that much of it happenedRead More

Eat the oyster

January 29, 2013 Uncategorized

Thanksgiving came and went, and a big wet wool blanket got thrown over Winter’s head. Weighing it down was a slew of Big, Important Adult deadlines and Real Adult Life Expectations, emails shouting You Have A New Bill From Bank of America Vehicle Loan!, final exams and application fiascoes. The pace has been steadily swift. I liked it, though. And there were reasons to feel joy despite the drear, like¬†holidays and visitors.¬†It’s been helpful to feel like winter is flyingRead More

Inventing relevance

October 11, 2012 Uncategorized

The thing that’s been great about all this floundering unemployment is that it’s helping me evolve myself into the writer I’ve always wanted to become. And by that, I don’t mean at all that I’ve become good at it. But I am writing, and that’s more than I can say for the majority of the last decade in which I merely thought about it. I have time to read so much now, which as many successful writers will tell you,Read More