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What Do You Want Me To Draw?

In the last few minutes of class before lunchtime, I played a game called “What Do You Want Me To Draw?” where kids pick something and I draw it. 184 more words


Homage to Catalonia - George Orwell

This weekend I went to Cambodia for 36 hours on a visa run. This book kept me company.

As I have recently watched events unfold in Spain, it was interesting to read an inside account of the Spanish Civil War of 1936 – 1937 from a man who served in one of Spain’s militias. 1,014 more words


Three nests

Nest 1: A pile of favorite stuffed animals big enough for a frightened four year old to climb into. I cover him with a handmade satin blanket and hug him with Big Bear’s arms. 112 more words


Make It Like It Was: A Trillogy; Part I

In summer of 2009, while working at Slaveway, I seemingly met the love of my life. I was only 18, was in a relationship with an African Scammer who told me he was twenty-five but was more like thirty-two (oh. 895 more words

"Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" by Mindy Kaling

I really didn’t know much about Mindy Kaling until I started watching “The Office,” and even now I’m only a couple seasons in. I didn’t know this, but in addition to playing the role of Kelly Kapoor, Mindy Kaling also wrote several episodes. 322 more words

Informal Thoughts on Remembering What Could Have Happened Alongside What Did, etc.

This took a turn in the writing that I didn’t expect, but I think it’s worth documenting. Worth sharing? Maybe not, but we all know I’m going to anyway.  929 more words

Memories of Not Sleeping

I used to think my dolls were trying to kill me. It was a twisted version of Toy Story, when every time I closed my eyes in slumber they’d gather in a meeting circle and whisper plots. 664 more words