I had no idea when we left my boyfriend’s house in the seasonally recreational town of Government Camp on the side of Mt. Hood that we would end our evening at the highest point on the mountain reachable by trail, which explains why I ended up there with him, wearing a pair of old sneakers […]
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I love bad movies. In fact, I’d go far enough to say I love bad movies — really, truly bad movies — almost as much as I love good movies. One of my all-time favorite TV shows is Mystery Science Theater 3000, and not just because the riffing is hilarious (though it is, and that […]
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I’m 32 years old and, aside from a few years in High School, I’ve been fat my whole life. My mother likes to say I’m a “sturdy girl.” This pleases both of us, because it forgives my fatness and conjures shared images of my hearty forebears digging potatoes from the icy ground and building craggy […]
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Almost everyday I feel at odds with myself. the green in me – the growth turned envy, casts its heavy shadow on my womanhood What image in the distance haunts my femininity? Is it the graffitied billboard on Burnside? or the free Panasonic Television stuck on “E” ? I am hungry, somewhat starving… And I […]
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My gynecologist gave up on me. “I can’t help you,” she said. “Your endometriosis and PCOS make you a difficult case. You need to see the fertility clinic.” I wasn’t keen on additional medical intervention. The last three years had shown me enough of that. When my husband and I went off birth control, my […]
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The day I saw Brice again it was the end of September, long after he’d been shipped down to Green River Recovery Center in Southern California. I had been sitting in the corner of a coffee shop on Southeast Main and Grand at the time, waiting for my boyfriend to finish up at work and […]
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I need your vitals, your “beat” (topic(s) of interest), pet projects, publication goals, and source of inspiration. Plus a photo of yourself. You can kind of get an idea about how I did that on my page. Your blog posts will go up on the main page. Everyone is writing about once a week, so […]
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