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Arctic Blast

This little journal entry was written almost a year ago exactly, in a moment where I felt uncharacteristically comforted by the quiet of the oncoming winter in my college town. 859 more words

Daily Musings

Thoughts about Whining

Recently I chose two different surgeries to remove excess skin left after weight loss.

The first, back in August, was on my upper arms. For years I’d had chicken wings, or flags, that waved whenever I moved my arms. 696 more words

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A Love Letter to Quarantine

I used to write blog posts all the time – for six years, to be exact. Then I discovered stand-up, and Instagram, and “going out for drinks,” and I stopped. 1,170 more words

Welcome to my normal

The cat and I have a ritual. She head-butts me, and I feed her. There’s more to it, really; she meows pathetically, and I apologize for the inconvenience of her hunger (even though I know she’ll only take two bites). 869 more words

Writing

Diary: November 2020. Uncut

SUNDAY 1 In Canada there’s been a new twist on Halloween as an occasion not to remember the dead but to build on the body count. 6,028 more words

Writing

Of Love and Life

The difficult moments in life can remind a person to break free from boxes and to explore the unknown.

By James Parr

I limit my writing to what I can fit in a very small box. 732 more words

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20 Things I Learned from 2020

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As part of an exercise from Jena Schwartz I made a list of 20 Things of My Truths About 2020. This exercise helped me and maybe you will see why or how. 595 more words

Personal Essay