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#FridayReads: The Sea Beast Takes a Lover

#FridayReads: The Sea Beast Takes a Lover

Today I’ve a got a book review of Michael Andreasen’s The Sea Beast Takes a Lover up at the Ploughshares blog! I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this delightfully weird short story collection, which comes out this Tuesday (but I wasn’t paid or given anything else by the author or publisher to...

Death planning for your dog

Death planning for your dog

My dog Lexi is 13. She’ll be 14 in about 6 weeks. She has a progressive degenerative disease that will render her completely immobile sooner rather than later. Right now, she can still go for walks with the assistance of a sling. She’s still happy, though I fear she’s growing increasingly uncomfortable as the months...

Miss Migraine: The United States of Pain

Miss Migraine: The United States of Pain

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on August 4, 2012, on my blog of the same name. This is the complete drawing of the image I used as my header image. I did this sketch over top a blank...

#PhotoFriday: The Pittsburgh Zoo!

#PhotoFriday: The Pittsburgh Zoo!

We went to the Pittsburgh Zoo last weekend. I spent most of my time there hanging out with the seal and sea lions, because they are my favorite animals. They are like sea puppies, and they even play like puppies! Here are a few photos of them. I hope they brighten your day!    ...