Refuse to be Deleted


Really Long Shower Thoughts, Storytime

This is a time when our nation is ripe. Art and media are important for telling stories that teach us things, but we must learn the lessons. It’s time to stop reading about revolutions in books like the Hunger Games. Watching Star Wars doesn’t make you a member of the resistance. Things are changing. But […]

January 21, 2017

Organic Living


Books and Movies, Storytime

Anyone who knows me well has heard me talk about A Wrinkle in Time. I’ve probably urged them to read it, re-read it, or go on to the rest of the series. I’m a shameless fangirl and Madeleine L’Engle is my favorite author. I have a t-shirt with the original cover of Wrinkle; My first tattoo […]

December 23, 2016

Pokémon Go Figure


Really Long Shower Thoughts, Storytime

The world is a scary place right now. It’s always been scary to a degree, but this past month has been especially bloody and fear ridden. News coverage is a perpetual stream of updates on terror attacks and hate crimes. It’s beyond the “if it bleeds, it leads” adage. There doesn’t seem to be much else to […]

July 17, 2016

Don’t Give Up


Really Long Shower Thoughts, Storytime

Few things make me quite as nostalgic as a debate tournament. Now, I was never a fantastic debater. While winning two out of three rounds wasn’t a huge shock, it was still often a surprise. But I loved it. I didn’t fall in love with debate right away though. My first tournament was epic. A […]

April 21, 2015

Stage Addict


Really Long Shower Thoughts, Storytime

You know how sometimes people joke about various methods of getting high? Sometimes I’ll respond with a joke about my physical intolerance for drugs. I had my wisdom teeth out several years ago, and the doctor removed not only my extra molars, but any curiosity about drugs I ever had. Like after most surgeries, they prescribed hydrocodone […]

November 29, 2014

How To Be a Girl


Really Long Shower Thoughts, Storytime

“If I were a boy, life would be so much better. No one would care what I wore or what I did.” She looked up at the enormity of the sky outside her window, laid her small head of matted, mouse brown hair on a pink Barbie pillow, and fell asleep. “I have hips. When did that […]

November 1, 2014

How A 3 Year Old Can Control a 19 Year Old


Storytime

When I was 3 years old I went to the doctor’s for a checkup. Just a routine visit. I remember walking into the brick building with my mom. She was a lot taller than me 16 years ago. Then I remember sitting on the exam table crying. There was blood everywhere and my arm hurt. […]

February 26, 2014