Flag Waving and Hand Wringing

CW: police brutality, violence, racism. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the athlete protests (mostly in the NFL, but in other sports as well) because 1. the internet won’t shut up about it and 2. I can’t believe this is actually controversial. It seems ludicrous to me that the majority of Americans aren’t […]

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No sleep till Brooklyn

I moved to New York.  How does a native Oregon girl decide to leave the pine trees, Willamette River, and Powell’s to move across the country?  I had dreamed for a long time about living in the city, influenced of course by visions of what the city is from movies, tv, books and music.  I […]

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The Body Politic

Saturday I took myself on a Christmas shopping date.  I saw the huge tree in Pioneer Square, had coffee and a pastry, and walked all over the city.  By the time the stores closed I was full up with loveliness, but tired and ready to go home.   As I stepped off of the streetcar […]

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Black-Eyed Dog

(Content warning: mental health, anxiety and depression) I’ve been struggling with what to say here, if anything.  I thought that maybe it was too raw to be coherent, or using the Internet when I should just be writing in my actual journal.  But then my very coherent, very Internet-appropriate thought was…”Fuck that.”  Fuck that because […]

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