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A funny thing happened on the way to NaNoWriMo…

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I was going to do NaNoWriMo… National Novel Writing Month… a program by which participants are challenged to write 50,000 words in a months. time. I thought it would stretch me. I thought it would give me a regular writing discipline. I thought it would improve my … Continue reading

What I would preach this morning – birthpangs

Mark 13:1-8 As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.” 3When he was sitting on the … Continue reading

My Misogyny

Yesterday, my friend Mihee posted an article she wrote. If you would, please, take a moment to read it here. In it, she talks about the fairly muted controversy over Bloomingdale’s new ad. What caught my attention was her sharing her own harrowing tale of sexual assault: “Even now. Even at this very moment, when … Continue reading

Stupid body

This morning I went for a run before work. I was at a good pace, considering I just started back up and have been somewhat inconsistent. About a minute in, I started to feel some pain in my shins. I didn’t think much of it. After five minutes, still going at a nice pace, the … Continue reading

Retiring “slave Leia”

Trigger warning: sexual assault    A rumor was began this week that Disney was working on removing the iconic slave Leia costume from future marketing. The rumor was based off of comments made by a Marvel comics artist claiming that Daisy Ridley (“Rey” in The Force Awakens) “won’t have to fight anything. Disney is well … Continue reading

#SadFace

“Anger is just sad’s bodyguard” – Liz Palmer I’m really trying to tend to my emotions right now. I’m cutting back on the things that I use to numb myself and trying to sit with some uncomfortable things. For the last couple of years in therapy I have been dealing with anger as my default … Continue reading