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#WeekendReads: Night Beast by Ruth Joffre

#WeekendReads: Night Beast by Ruth Joffre

The past two weeks have been a bit weird. I’ve been spending a lot of time with Lexi and out in my garden. My anxiety is high right now for a number of reasons, so I’ve also been making time to sit on my porch and read in the evenings. All of this helps, but...

A tower of pills

Miss Migraine Gets Angry Part 2

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on my blog of the same name on December 19, 2012. If you read Miss Migraine Gets Angry, you know that my insurance company tried to limit my access to triptans, and that...

New flash fiction in Uproot!

New flash fiction in Uproot!

I have a short short story—”Lonely Weather”—in Issue 5 of Uproot, a journal focused on “place, migration, and dislocation.” Mia walks west. She walks without stopping for rest, for sleep, for food, for water, because she is a ghost and feels no physical pain. The word echoes in her mind: ghost, ghost, ghost. She hopes...

Caduceus and headlight

Miss Migraine: Shopping for health insurance

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on my blog of the same name on September 6, 2012. I’ve updated it with reflections and more experiences. When I was 26, my partner was laid off and we lost our health...

#FridayReads: Shirtless Bear-Fighter

#FridayReads: Shirtless Bear-Fighter

I was over at a friend’s house to watch hockey, and on my way out after the game I saw a copy of a comic called Shirtless Bear-Fighter. The cover depicts a shirtless man in raggedy pants with exaggerated masculine features (seriously, his feet are huge). I paged through it and saw that this was,...