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Miss Migraine: A gratitude post

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on my blog of the same name on September 5, 2012. First, I am grateful for words, for language. I am grateful for the skill and intuition to shape them into meaning, into...

#FridayReads: Read A Book Day 2018

#FridayReads: Read A Book Day 2018

Yesterday was National Read A Book Day. Well, Kelly, you might ask, did you read a book? Well, I might respond, is the sky blue? Is the grass green? Do humans need oxygen to survive? Are we still trapped in a hell dimension? Which is to say, of course I read a book. I’ll say...

Let’s talk about the NFL and Colin Kaepernick

Let’s talk about the NFL and Colin Kaepernick

I was in the middle of writing a post on body image and running, but I’ve seen too many Facebook posts about Nike, the NFL, and Colin Kaepernick, and truthfully, I’m spitting mad. But I’m not going to try to change anyone’s mind here. Instead, I have some questions for you. For those of you...

Photo Friday: Urban wildlife in Spring Hill

Photo Friday: Urban wildlife in Spring Hill

One of my favorite things about the City of Pittsburgh is how much green space we have, especially up in the hillier neighborhoods. We have a resident herd of deer we see at least once a week while we’re out walking, a nesting pair of hawks that probably had some babies this year (they were...

Missing Lexi

Missing Lexi

I had a dream about Lexi the other night. My dad’s dog Neo was there, too, and they were both puppies again. We played tug like we always used to, and when I squished her she got mad at me (also like she always used to). Neo was about a year old when we got...