Shed the skin / expose the heart

Because I’m now one of those people who is obsessed with making Top Albums of the Year lists, and because I’m one of those people who is obsessed with music and listens to… Continue reading


For the majority of my life, I defined myself on the basis of a particular belief I held. I interpreted the world through the lens of that belief. I thought I made choices… Continue reading


Today’s post is a three-fer post. A choose-your-own-adventure post. On either side of this post is another that features the same dress seen here, and both of those imbue this dress with a… Continue reading


While I don’t buy new clothing too frequently, I still have a thing for black dresses. I can’t get enough of them. I’d say I buy about three black dresses a year, five… Continue reading

The raw within

Almost exactly a month ago, my man and I were on the other side of the country, pacing nervously in a dark but cozy basement in the center of a city I’d prefer… Continue reading

All these words / are dust within my mind

The last year has been full of new feelings, many not exactly welcome or at least quite confusing. Like I’m going through puberty 20 years late or something. Exhausting, really. Music has been… Continue reading

Call them the Diamond Dogs

24 hours ago, I thought I was going to be moving into a house and, most important, getting a dog. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. For as long as I can remember, ‘puppy’… Continue reading

Seeing more and feeling less / Saying no but meaning yes

I’m in a rut. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. An author of novels, specifically. In elementary school, I wrote two ‘books’, which were both put… Continue reading

Angels like them, thin on the ground

I’m white. Very white. As far as I know, my family tree, at least as far as it is traceable, is white all the way down. But when I was young, I had… Continue reading

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