Posts in Millenial
Diving Heart First

Six months ago, I quit my job. I didn’t know what I was doing, but an inner force animated my lips to form the words “I’m leaving,” as I sat in my boss’ office one day.

Read More
Born with darkness

I have darkness. I was born with it. It was a cause of concern for my mother and some elementary school teachers. I learned to hide it, to hate it, to be sorry and ashamed of it.

Read More
A very Maple Christmas

With our cat, things are different. She’s stuck with me almost every day of the year except for Christmas.

Read More
Hello Christmas, it's me again

Christmas, I can’t quit you. I feel like I’m a wild animal that you raised. When I was still a pup, you tossed me outside and yelled, “Go’on, git!”

Read More
It's not about Goldilocks

Yesterday, I told the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears 20 times—to adults. Each time I told the story, I sat facing a single person. Their knees almost touched mine, their eyes locked with my own.

Read More
What I learned by posing like Amy Schumer

As I began to mimic your pose, a sensation of strength and power arose in my body. It’s like how shaping your mouth into a smile releases endorphins even if you’re sad. I realized, to get the right effect, my foot couldn’t just rest on the stack of wood, it had to stomp directly on top of it. The position of the coffee cup had to look as though I had just taken a sip, because it had to appear as if I was so confident in my skivvies I was relaxed enough to enjoy a latte.

Read More
The pulchritudinous ladies of Port Townsend

Anyone who has seen the Netflix comedy “GLOW” knows the acronym stands for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. I wanted to make the tagline my own after my friends and I hit the Port Townsend Halloween scene last night dressed as those characters. I was pretty excited when the ol’ thesaurus spat out the word “pulchritudinous.” Synonyms for pulchritudinous include: Bewitching, classy, fascinating, resplendent and well-formed.

Read More