Category Archives: self

Cheerful Lies and Embracing Darkness


Every kid I’ve ever babysat draws pictures and, regardless of scene, puts a perfectly round sun with wavy rays in the corner. Ask him why, and he’ll tell you it’s there. Remind him he can’t really see it, doesn’t really … Continue reading

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A Lovely Redemption


I have decided that I have been using the word “lovely” in a sardonic sense far too much lately when scooping up my Kelly Dog’s lovely poops when dealing with the lovely pleasantries of unpleasant people, and when massaging that lovely nervous … Continue reading

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7 Things Your University Instructors Wished You Already Knew


1. The syllabus is like your bible. Only, you should actually read it, not just hold it in your hands and yell at people like some folks do. Also, don’t make a religion out of your class, and, if you … Continue reading

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Missed Chances, Coming Back Around


I missed the eclipse a few nights ago because I was cleaning up a mess my dog made. It wasn’t a critical or toxic mess, just a toy ripped into such small pieces that the stuffing looked like molecules. I had been … Continue reading

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Live Fast; Die Young; and Look Like a Zombie


Live fast; die young; and leave a beautiful corpse. I may not have said that before, but I’ve been living it. What a shameful thing, to destroy one’s body in pursuit of happiness. And here I was, watching the results of that … Continue reading

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Superheroes, Hegemony, and Normal People


I am thoroughly convinced that our reactions to superheroes says all anyone needs to know about our personalities. Now, I’ll admit, I never really was one for comic books, but turn those books into cartoons or movies, and I am all over … Continue reading

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We Need to Talk


See this? Yeah, this, right here. This stuff needs to stop. Stop posting this stuff on Facebook, and Pinterest, and Blogs, and all those other places where nonsensical nonsense gather. This graphic is a lie. An appropriate example of a … Continue reading

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