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Birds birds birds

I think I mentioned that my first word, according to my grandma, was “bird.” I’m sure others will argue with her, but I love it so I’m sticking with it. She used to sing the song “Bye Bye Blackbird” to me – I can remember her bouncing me on her shoulder while she stirred her […] Read more…

Journey

Written many years ago, when I was in my 20s and when running ruled my life. I do not have a driver’s license. I am 22 years old.  Normally, I rely on friends and relatives to drive me places. Lately, I’ve remained in my house for weeks, feeling guilty and ashamed. I hadn’t even stepped […] Read more…

Welcome to My Mind. Pull Up a Chair.

When I was a cute, gap-toothed seven-year-old with a mullet and crooked bangs, I struggled with writing the alphabet, putting shapes together, drawing figures and coloring inside the lines. According to my early childhood report cards, I was disorganized, scattered, and didn’t know when to stop talking. During class I often wrote silly rhymes, then […] Read more…

There Ain’t No Road Too Long

I am a grown-ass woman, but I’m perpetually obsessed with the same things many 80s millennials love: Care Bears, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Big Bird, and rainbow-colored everything. Our parents can’t believe we still haven’t grown up. For one thing, we were given candy necklaces to suck on while we watched traumatizing cartoons created by […] Read more…