klt: the blog

A brave new world

A brave new world

Last month, I quit my job at the library and dropped out of library school. I want to talk about what happened, and I want to talk about it honestly and fairly, without malice. I’m not sure I can do that yet, because frankly what happened is shitty and unfair, and because I don’t want...

Miss Migraine: Efficacy vs. side effects

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on July 30, 2012, on my blog of the same name. When it became clear that zonisamide (brand name Zonegran), an anti-seizure medication sometimes prescribed for migraine, was doing little more than eliminating...

Stop telling me to euthanize my dog

Stop telling me to euthanize my dog

This is Lexi. She’s a 13-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and she’s been with me since she was six weeks old. We’ve done everything together, from climb mountains in Maine to just hanging out at coffee shops in Pittsburgh. People keep telling me I should euthanize her, and this is not okay. About a year ago...

Miss Migraine: Sunset walk in the rain

Miss Migraine: Sunset walk in the rain

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on July 76, 2012, on my blog of the same name. The city always seems quieter in the rain, except for the cars splashing down the streets. Everything is hushed, subdued, like the...