Are There People Like Us?

“Do you think about it?” “All the time.” “Do you worry it will grow dull, that we’ll grow dull?” “It is my greatest fear.” “We’ll do something new.” “Something new?” “Let’s do it like rock stars.” “I’ll snort lines of you in the hotel bathroom.” “Let’s do it like teacher and student.” “What subject? Anatomy […]

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The Living Room

If I have any non-writer friends left by the end of November, I’ll be extra post-Thanksgiving grateful. As NaNoWriMo winds down, I find myself talking increasingly about the novel I’m writing this month, and its characters. I love a few of these characters more than any other ones I’ve written. I love the world that […]

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Pregnancy Week 15

Blogging about pregnancy is a challenge.  What information is TMI?  What is too personal?  Is blogging about pregnancy all about being personal?  My fertility story was difficult for me to write because by doing so, I’m opening my inner soul to the world.  I admit my faults and reveal my struggles.  However doing so has […]

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Wrestling with Strength

My boyfriend and I have a new nightly routine. After we’ve eaten dinner together, cleared the plates from the table, and cleaned up the kitchen, we retreat into my living room where we get down on our hands and knees across from each other and begin the countdown. “3… 2… 1… Wrestle!” We sit sizing […]

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The Worst Birthday

Originally, this entry was going to be about how much I love October, and how it’s my birthday month and I planned to write about all the amazing birthday parties I used to throw and yada yada yada. But, recalling all of these memories I’m realizing the actual planning and hosting of these parties had […]

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Bad Writing is Bad

Like just about every other artsy-fartsy, Millennial-generation dweeb in America, I’m currently participating in National Novel Writing Month – or NaNoWriMo.  For those unfamiliar with the concept, it’s pretty simple: participants spend the month of November writing a 50,000-word novel (which averages out to about 1,667 words per day).  The novel can be about whatever […]

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My Love for Lists

We PDXXers are besotted with writing and this preoccupation takes its hours and notebook pages (or, more likely, computer memory), and butt soreness from sitting so long (I’ve never quite mastered the art of biking and writing). Kait, Sarah, and I have especially lost our minds this month, for a little event called NaNoWriMo. I […]

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The Age of Apathé

I’ve been in a bit of a writing slump for a few weeks, but here goes! I decided to post in a creative style that I rarely explore. SCIENCE FICTIONESQUE. Anyway, in lieu of the election and all this political content, I decided to capture what our society might look like if bartering were to […]

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Elections as a Portlander

Pretty much the only time I really miss living on the East Coast, and specifically, in the Washington, DC area is during election season. I know that living through an election in that part of the country is exhausting—the never-ending robocalls, the constant stream of Republican this, Democrat that, the hype that crescendoes into a […]

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Politics are Personal

As much as it shames me to admit it, I don’t pay very close attention to politics.  I like my political commentary pared down to the essentials and preferably in comic form.  I’m one of those woefully uninformed young people who consider The Daily Show and SNL’s Weekend Update valid news sources.  However, there are […]

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