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Miss Migraine: Aimovig is working!

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. I started taking Aimovig, the first drug to ever be FDA approved for treating migraine (and not something else), back in November. I’ve taken three doses, and am due for my fourth in two weeks. The first month I noticed...

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Greetings, Exalted Editor

Rejection sucks, right? I know. I’ve been there (and will be there again, and again, and again…). The annoying this is that the more you submit your work, the more rejections you get back. At least until you hit that magical point of literary fame where no magazine would dare refuse your work! But then,...

The disruptive narrative in Don Quixote

Cervantes has a habit of interrupting his stories at critical moments. For example, in Chapter VIII, Character-Cervantes (as I discuss in my post Don Quixote: Meta-Masterpiece) interrupts the story of Don Quixote’s battle with the Basque to tell us he doesn’t actually know the ending. Or, for example, the story of Cardenio, which the unfortunate...

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Miss Migraine: Mega migraine and its aftermath

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post first appeared on my blog of the same name on November 19, 2012. I’ve decided to call the three weeks of constant, crippling pain that has left me in a state of frazzled bewilderment Mega Migraine. Thank the...

My favorite books from 2018

I wanted to do a round up of the best books I read last year, but choosing my five favorites was predictably difficult. I decided to set myself a few parameters: No books I reviewed, no books that are part of a series I started in previous years, no Star Wars, and no more than...