On Taking Risks

So, I had a sort of emotional morning this morning. I mean, I am totally fine but someone I will always care about is totally not and so, anyway, the wheels in my brain have been turning and I was thinking about a conversation I had about someone about the movie Love Actually. And, actually, […]

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In Which I am Thankful

One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories happened when I was in fourth grade. When I was in fourth grade, my friend H and I spent a class period helping in the classroom designed for the mentally and physically disabled students; I think the rest of our class was being read to by our teacher (H […]

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On Being Thankful

So, Thanksgiving is two days away and I have seen a lot of people on social media doing these sort of “be thankful for something every day in November” thingys, but of course I would do mine differently. Besides, there are thirty days in November and that’s a lot of thankfulness to make up, I […]

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A Letter to my Mother

Four years ago, I lost my mother to cancer: lung that metastasized to her brain and then throughout her body. She didn’t have health insurance and thankfully the hospice workers found a grant for treatment, though really it was always hopeless. It was horrible, but fast. To this day, I still donate money to the […]

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In Defense of Cleveland

When I first moved to the Cleveland area seven years ago, I didn’t expect to stay long. It was just a short stop on my way from grad school to the “real world.” I actually wanted to go to library school in Albany, but I got a full ride at Kent State University and I […]

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On Getting Organized

It’s always been a struggle for me to keep a clean and organized house. I’m not @winelibrarian. I can go to bed with dishes in the sink and clutter all over my house. I can step over piles of junk mail on the floor. I can pretend that my bedroom floor isn’t covered in dirty […]

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Fickle Friends Can Go Eff Themselves

In my quest to actually stick to my weekly blogging schedule, I’ve been racking my brain this morning on what to write about. The past couple of days, and hell, maybe even the last year, have made me really evaluate my friendships with people so I thought I’d blog about the reasons why everyone should […]

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BlogHer12 was Fantastic, but Not Because of BlogHer12

Fine, I went to BlogHer12 and this is my BlogHer recap. Honestly, I don’t know what my expectations really were when I registered for this “conference.” I say that in quotes because I don’t quite know what to call it. When @bitchylibrarian and I registered for it, we were at this super LET’S DO NEW […]

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On Pain, Health, and Life Changes

I thought that since I’m attending #Blogher12 this week, I should really be a better blogger. Before the move and all of my life chaos (which is for the better), I was blogging every Friday. I will have to get back to that when I start back to a real life schedule next Monday! I’m […]

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On Attention Whoring and Being a Sex Kitten

This post is one that’s been brewing in my head for awhile but I’ve been struggling with how to express it without calling anyone out or making it *seem* personal. For me, the hardest part about blogging has been deciding whether to blog the crap that’s swirling around in my head or try to be […]

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