2021: A Year In Review

For the last decade, I’ve developed the habit of setting a theme for the year. While tangible goals strong pillars, choosing a feeling or theme offers guide-rails and room for deviation. For 2021, the word I chose was CLARITY: “For several years now, I have feel lost, ill, and devoid of anything resembling energy or... Continue Reading →

Secondhand Collective Effervescence

Every time my boyfriend visits the farmer's market, the ladies beneath the customer service tent wave and shout, "When is she coming back? We miss her. Don't forget to remind your honey that she looks like Claire Danes!" Prior to the pandemic, we had been going every Saturday morning for years. The workers supporting the... Continue Reading →

The Quadri-purpose Room

I currently work out of our multi-purpose room. And when I say multi-purpose, I'm really saying multi-, multi-, multi-purpose room. When you walk in, there is a large desk and bulky ergonomic chair. Next to that, a queen sized bed that has been used twice in eight years and coordinating bedside tables. Beyond the foot... Continue Reading →

A New Fork in the Path

Earlier this year, we received a final report stating that "re-occupancy is ill-advised." The thing is, we never left our home. We had recently tested for mold spores, which we later learned stemmed from damage that occurred prior to installing a new roof in 2014, seven years earlier. I believe that biotoxin illness is the... Continue Reading →

No Failure is Final

It's early December and my mind is bursting with inspiration, gratitude, and hope. I've just emerged from a month-long energy slump and am chomping at the bit to play catch-up. The final month of the year, at least in recent years, has been fraught with tension. Seven years ago this month, my cousin passed away;... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating today! Whether you're visiting loved ones, sharing a meal with friends, or cozied up with leftovers and a good book, I hope your day is filled with love, patience, laughter, and lots of tasty food! I'm in the latter category. I'm currently home alone today, lamenting immunodeficiency, PEG allergies, and... Continue Reading →

Book Club Recommendations?

Hi there! I will soon be joining a book club with my mom, sister, aunts, and cousins. Here's where you come in. We're looking for recommendations. Have you read any knock-your-socks off books recently, particularly one that makes you think or makes for a great discussion? So far, we've seen the below suggestions, but are... Continue Reading →

White Poverty Is Now A Privilege

The other day, I excitedly sent my boyfriend to my favorite bookstore to pick up some early Christmas gifts. I haven't been in years, so I was looking forward to pictures and a rundown of all things books. Upon entering the store, a green-haired employee gave my boyfriend a dirty look. Two twenty-something men behind... Continue Reading →

Down The Uncanny Valley Rabbit Hole

The other day, my boyfriend showed me the below tweet, which he stumbled upon on the interwebs. It immediately creeped me out, and I can't stop thinking about it. When we first started dating, my boyfriend talked extensively about the Simulation Theory, which hypothesizes that reality is merely an ultra-high-tech computer simulation in which we... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #99

Hello, friend! How are you? Things have been hectic around these parts. No, that's a lie. My treatment for biotoxin illness makes me sleepy, so the 10 hours of sleep a night is the likely culprit behind my lack of time. In those few extra moments, I've been trying to reread some old books, get... Continue Reading →

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