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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,...

A love letter to Squirrel Hill

A love letter to Squirrel Hill

I loved Pittsburgh from the moment I stepped out of my parents’ mini-van for a tour of Pitt 13 years ago. The sun shone bright and high in the sky, and the Cathedral of Learning (still covered in soot back then), reached up to it as if in prayer. It felt like home already, though...

Simpsons Itchy and Scratchy Wheel of Pain

Miss Migraine: A summer retrospective

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 August 20, 2012.  In many ways, this has been a terrible summer. The weather was awful, my best friend in the entire world is going...

Miss Migraine: If you visit the Brandywine River Museum

Miss Migraine: If you visit the Brandywine River Museum

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post appeared first on my blog of the same name on August 15, 2012. If you plan a trip to the Brandywine River Museum in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania, and you suffer from chronic migraines, do not eat a red...

Being 30

Being 30

Three is a lucky number. Thirty is ten threes. Ten threes may not be as lucky as nine threes or even six or three threes, but still. It’s lucky. I used to dread turning 30, but then I turned 27. 28. 29. Time creeps forward, whether we’re paying attention or not. So I choose to...