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Thoughts on Time.

I am not the first person to observe that time seems to speed up when you reach your twenties. That said, I am feeling this quite acutely at the moment — years seem to take on a much less monumental meaning than they did at different points in my life. I think you know what I’m… Read more »

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The Annoying Idea That Won’t Go Away

I want to write a book. The idea has been sitting with me since I could write (even when I was a child, I’d tell people I’d write books for a living) but has lately started to come up in my thoughts almost to the point of an obsession. Untold stories weigh you down with both… Read more »

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Something That We Like To Call Fitness

Not-so-hot tip: find a show you really like and watch it only when you go to the gym. Watch it while you’re pedalling away on the bike or using that weird machine that makes you look like you’re jogging sideways. This seems like an overly simplistic idea for combatting a lack of motivation and increasing overall fitness levels, but… Read more »

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Proustian Madeleines

Ah, madeleines. Made famous by Marcel Proust in his seven-volume novel In Search of Lost Time, they are commonly associated with involuntary memory — in one of literature’s most famous moments, Proust dips the small cake into hot tea and feels transported back into a happy moment of his childhood, thinking about how his aunt used… Read more »

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Thoughts and Stuff.

  Once a day, I write down a quote I like into a little notebook. Most of the time, they are sayings that I find witty or combinations of words that speak to me as a writer. In other words, nothing you’d feel compelled to include in a biography of my life. But every so… Read more »

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The Complicated Nature of Friends

Making friends has never come all that easily to me. In high school, I was the girl who ate lunches alone in the library and would wistfully scroll through Facebook albums of parties that I was not invited to. Save for one best friend that I’ve known since I was tiny, I did not form… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Wednesday again. Instead of writing my usual spiel about the week going by quickly, I’m going to share a funny story that happened to me today. I was at the gym, finishing up a post-workout streaming of The Sopranos (the episodes are an hour long while my program takes just a little less than that) when a… Read more »

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Weird Writing Prompts Stay Weird

  Is there anything better than the unexpected package? Full of quirky writing prompts, this journal by Brandon T. Snider was sent to me as a cheer-up package from home. Certain people (hi, Dad) know me too well; the idea is that it’ll give you, the writer, ideas on days when the words just do not… Read more »

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An Attempt At Cross-Out Poetry

  I had trouble coming up with a blog post today. To compensate, I grabbed a copy of an old New Yorker magazine and tried to write a poem by crossing out words rather than adding them. This type of writing is much harder than it looks — I thought I had a brilliant idea but soon… Read more »