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Sometimes, A Gal’s Just Gotta Rage

By now you’ve heard about the SCOTUS¬† Hobby Lobby decision. SCOTUS stands for Supreme Court of The United States, but during the past few days, I’ve been rather startled by the acronym’s similarity to the word SCROTUM. If you’ve been hiding under a rock, here are some links: They Want More Ruth Bader Ginsberg is […]

#YesAllWomen: How The Interwebs Blew My Mind + Cracked Me Open w/ Rage

I’m sure you’ve heard all about Elliot Rodger and his misogynist manifesto followed by an array of violence where seven people + Rodger lost their lives. In case you didn’t, here’s a recap. I’m not glad Rodger is dead. I feel badly for his parents. I think the whole thing is awful and probably, in […]

Follow Me Down the Rabbit Hole

This morning, I got knocked on the chest by equal parts nostalgia, outrage, and WTFship. It was the sort of morning where spending an hour on Facebook made me feel like a more informed citizen and reminded me how big the world is. Sometimes, facebook is good like that. First, let’s talk two icons from […]

Holding the Disk At Bay: The Power of Clear(er) Self-Perception

The current working title of my memoir is I Am Coming In From the Other Side: This is Me Finding My Way. While drafting, which took place over a couple of years, starting in mid 2011, I had to get into sticky, uncomfortable places with myself. I had to think hard and look hard about […]

RAGE AGAINST THE PENIS PUMPS!

Samantha Bee did a spot on The Daily Show about Medicare funding penis pumps. Now, I know the spin is outrageous, and sometimes rhetorical, and meant for entertainment, but usually there’s truth to what they report on The Daily Show. I thought, I can’t believe it. Sometimes dear Sam Bee goes over the top. So […]

WTH Femme Files: Mothers without men and movies without women

Most of us who are mothers have enjoyed a man, if only for a few minutes. One of the things I do with my current man (he is worth it) is to (very occasionally) watch awful movies. The most recent? PACIFIC RIM. Really, Guillermo? My man said, “Yeah, he did it so he could get […]

Floatsam and Jetsam of Living the Dream

Last grad school residency, my cohort was required to attend a panel discussion of agents and editors. As I’m sure you can all imagine, we were chomping at the bit to impose our tendrils of ignorance on these people, the very ones we hope will help us realize our writerly publication dreams. I have been […]

What’s Next? or Why I’ve Been a Shitty Blogger and How I Plan to Change

You probably remember the days when I blogged five days a week. And I doubt you’ve missed me. But I’ve missed you. See, I’m in this grad program for writing. It’s mostly online. I go two times a year for about a week to get my physical learning on, then the rest of the time […]

Late 2012, or Self (Publishing) Help: How to Be a Baller Client

Late in 2012, I had the honor of working with two excellent writers. These authors are not excellent because they and I share a bit of commonality in terms of literary goals and aesthetics, they were excellent because they were wonderful to work with. The authors were REKTOK ross, author of YA Inspirational Romance, and […]

Saddest Picture In the World + Stuff for you, Cos I Like You.

They were just an abandoned pair of Crocs that blended in with the landscape such that I nearly didn’t see them. Immediately, I started to tell myself the story of the person who used to wear those shoes, how they got there, why there was a ponytail holder just next to them.¬† The brownness of […]

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