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A Year in Review (of books): 2016

It’s time for my annual compilation of 1% of the books I read and recommended this year: Advertisements

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Hello, Sober September

If you’ve read my newest memoir, you may recall a few chapters detailing my complicated relationship with alcohol. “Complicated relationship” feels more appropriate than the ultra-clinical diagnosis of “alcoholism,” especially because this struggle has come and gone in waves. Understandably, … Continue reading

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Why are we so easily offended?

The stereotype used to be that liberals were the ones easily offended by everything, and were politically correct to a fault. But lately it seems the tables are turning. In my world, both online and off, it is the conservatives … Continue reading

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When you can’t register shock at the news anymore

Lately I feel guilty about my inability to muster much shock and horror anymore whenever I turn on the news. Many people posted updates last night to say “My heart is breaking” or “I am so horrified,” but I can’t. … Continue reading

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Self care, unemployment, and what I’ve been reading

This summer, Josh and I made the biggest and scariest step in adulting: we bought a house (one step less scary than having a baby, in my opinion). So now the pressure is on to start saving money: a difficult … Continue reading

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Please support the work I do through this site

I debated for a long time about writing a post like this, even though plenty of bloggers I follow have done it. Writing initially started as a hobby, long before the notion of self-publishing ever occurred to me. When I … Continue reading

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‘Me Before You’ was flawed, but not in the way I expected

The trailer pretty much gives away the entire plot, but if you haven’t seen/read it, this post gives away spoilers. I went to see Me Before You with every intention of hating it. The criticisms I’ve read about its pro-euthanasia … Continue reading

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Your fears about transgender bathrooms are highly exaggerated

I have to be honest about something: I never thought I’d care much about LGBT rights. That sounds terrible, I know, but as a straight, cis-gendered woman, I never thought I’d have a reason to. There are too many causes … Continue reading

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When rhetoric kills

Yesterday was Transgender Visibility Day. But first, a quote by blogger Libby Anne (her post is about the young creationist group Answers in Genesis explaining the problem of evil, but this quote is relevant to what I want to discuss … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a person with OCD (Guest post)

I’m standing in front of my closet, contemplating which outfits to plan for the week. This saves me time in the morning when I inevitably spend an extra half hour snuggling the cat in bed after my snooze button goes … Continue reading

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