The Break-Up Letter

Dear Tucson, You’re probably wondering why I didn’t say goodbye. You’re probably upset, and I understand how you would feel that way. If you step back from your raw emotion, however, I think that you’ll start to see the rivets in our lives that led us here. We weren’t happy, Tucson. Not together. I know […]

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Help Wanted: The New Women’s Suffrage

    Tall Brewnette 360-###-#### SomeRandomBroad@gmail.com Significant Experience in Requested Field Secretary E. Edward Gray’s Legal Office Job Duties Included: Habitual typos in important legal documents and required “punishment” for such.  A constant need for attention, direction, and correction.  Internally lamenting the absence of my father and externally seeking the approval of a dominant male […]

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Human Resources

One at a time, I diligently pulled the push pins out of the sides of my cubicle walls. I was revered in this office for the colors and personality that my tiny space contained. Photos of my family and friends, doodles and drawings, flowers perpetually perched on my desk. Figurines, model cars, books, lamp light […]

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My Life As a Published Man

It’s all about confidence, they said. You have to have as much chutzpah as all those dudes who self-publish poem after poem about road kill and baseball, girls, their fathers, chess, sailing, yeats’ gyre and bukowski’s pocked face. I was bold to write aloud before three teachers said they liked my poems. I got excited […]

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Structures Surprise

Well I did it.  I made it through a term of graduate school as a mother of an infant.  I didn’t do it gracefully, but I did do it successfully.  My biggest worry this term was passing Structures.  We’re told the structures series is the hardest two courses we will take in architecture school.  I […]

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