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Delusions of garden grandeur

When D.J. and I bought our house in 2015, I had big plans for my garden. Of course, nothing is ever as simple as we think it’s going to be, is it? The first year we lived here, we spent most of our free time working on the house itself. Our friend Shane of Blaiscraft...

Miss Migraine: More Active Migraines

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post originally appeared on my blog of the same name on January 10, 2013, when I was still an MFA student. Things have been incredibly up in the air for me concerning quite a few things,...

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“You skinny people can eat anything”

Throughout my life, people have always felt the need to comment on my body and my food choices. From random old men in diners (“You sure can eat!” or “I like a girl with an appetite”) to coworkers (“OMG, are you pregnant?????” or “Wow, salad again, are you on a diet?”), the world seems to...

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Miss Migraine: No more Zonegran

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post originally appeared on my blog of the same name on September 21, 2012. Before Aimovig, before Prozac, before even Neurontin…. I took Zonegran, a powerful anti-seizure drug. It helped, a little, but also caused me...

I am not a minimalist: An attempt at tidying

When Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was released in the US, I picked up a library copy and read it. I even gave it a bit of a trial run with my clothes (though I didn’t pile everything on my bed). Ultimately, though, I realized that while organization and tidiness is great,...