Monthly Archives: March 2014

GSA

I have such love for this group of middle schoolers. They’ve just finished their Capri Sun and their cheese and crackers. We’re here to do a writing exercise, to talk about how to create characters.

I tell them that writing saved me. That I knew … Read more

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In praise of dating

“What did I say to you that made you think, yes, I want to marry this person?”
“I don’t know.”
“I know what you said.”
“What?”
“You’d asked me what I wanted and I said I wanted to be loved as though there were nothing … Read more

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Four agreements

Years ago, when I was first promoted to management, a coworker started imploding: he’d call in sick five minutes before his shift started; when he showed up his till would be off by wild amounts; he was distracted and sullen, and then he started lying. … Read more

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Dear Human

Have you ever watched a parent attempt to feed solid food to a child who isn’t ready for solid food? It’s an awful experience. And the parent may, while the child is squirming and fussing, actually tell you about how upset the child’s belly has … Read more

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I’ll speak for me

I am in the fortunate position of not having a social media history of cruel, dickbag observations I have made to the world at large. In my brain, however, I am not so fortunate. I remember a long heinous diatribe about single mothers, for instance, … Read more

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