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to be verbs

Last week, my wife described me as shy. It melted my heart. This is because I am shy, but I’m not sure anyone has ever described me that way before because I also love people, so when I’m with them I gather myself up and seem pretty gregarious. 1,638 more words



When I was in my first year of graduate school, two of my friends had a debate about the difference between being proud and being… 1,572 more words


hook, line, and.

When I started graduate school, I was lost.

That’s why I say (and not hyperbolically) that it saved my life. I had become so disillusioned with the military – enough that I knew I no longer belonged in that space – but I had no idea where to go from there. 975 more words

The Personal As Theoretical

trans discourse

I have lots of updates to make about the tortures of finishing a dissertation (can I get an amen?), and the joys of parenting a one-year-old (I know I can get one for this!), and the pleasures of reconnecting (dates and renewed communication) with your love after the first year of co-parenting, so stay tuned for all of that. 2,133 more words

The Personal As Theoretical

to polemics and back

Here’s the polemical part:

I dread election season. I can’t believe another one is already upon us. This year – no doubt because of Bram – I’m especially weary of the ludicrous discourse that surrounds every bid for office. 1,518 more words

The Personal As Political

.you can call me pomo.

I’ve written on here before about the fact that TTC, pregnancy, and childbirth were strange bedfellows with my usual gender representation. I am a very masculine female. 1,388 more words

The Lightness Of Being

.on getting here.

“So I know it’s just a spring haze
But I don’t much like the look of it
And all we do is circle it
And I found out where my edge is… 1,189 more words