klt: the blog

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...

Joss Whedon, woke misogynist

Joss Whedon, woke misogynist

Kai Cole’s revelations about her ex-husband Joss Whedon’s manipulative behavior toward women don’t surprise me. I’ve dealt with this kind of man before—the one who says “I’m a feminist!” and “I believe in equal rights!” but turns around and tells clearly misogynist jokes (the “woke misogynist,” if you will) and is quick to blame you...

Miss Migraine: A misunderstanding

Miss Migraine: A misunderstanding

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on July 26, 2012, on my blog of the same name. I began experiencing constant, crippling migraines in 2008. But it wasn’t until four years later that I realized the extent of my...