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

Pieces: Dishonesty by Omission


Really Long Shower Thoughts

Anniversaries are important to me. Every now and then I go back through blog posts and read what I wrote a year ago on a certain date or time of year. This spring semester has been full of that kind of nostalgic activity. My Papaw died at the end of February. Looking back and remembering […]

April 27, 2016

I’m Not a Midwife


Really Long Shower Thoughts

When I was 9 years old my first brother was born. I was thrilled to be designated official videographer of the homebirth. After all, that obviously put me at the same rank as the actual photographer, and he was a wicked cool guy with an amazing camera. “Click,” as 3 year old Claire called him, wasn’t the […]

March 6, 2016

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

First Day on Campus


Short

I’m sitting in the commons area. The ebb and flow of students is nearly fascinating. Nearly. People watching is actually an interesting thing to occupy yourself with here. It’s amazing how different the population is so close to home. The populace of our small town is primarily WASPs in camo hunting gear. The town where I […]

August 20, 2014

More Than Just Books


Books and Movies, Really Long Shower Thoughts

“I’m not going to cry. I’m not going to cry. Don’t cry. You won’t be able to stop. Don’t start.” It seems like lately I’ve walked into many places thinking this. I get anxious before tests and decision making, two things I have been doing quite a bit lately. But I don’t often leave a place with […]

August 14, 2014