Category: Personal

Mid-June 2017 My daughter is seven and a half months old and we have run out of money. Before I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant almost 18 months earlier, I quit my job to attempt to write full time. During the rough pregnancy that followed, this decision was my salvation: I earned enough to […]

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Hello friends, This is a bit of an unusual post for me, but I just wanted to share an experience I had recently in the hope that maybe it will help someone else out. In January this year, I received an ENORMOUS gas bill ($450 for a quarter for a one-bedroom apartment, gas only on […]

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I have this horrible, sinking feeling that much of the work that was done to encourage tolerance has backfired. Instead of actually encouraging inclusiveness, the language of tolerance is now used by many as an excuse to never reconsider their opinions. Language designed to encourage inclusiveness has become a way to justify exclusion. I’m glad […]

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About 8 months ago, in May last year, I had a mini-breakdown. It had been a long time coming.  Too many years of suppressing problems and not actually dealing with the stuff that had been hurting me, and certainly not dealing with it right. I’d gotten to a place that like, or a place that […]

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So I’m no longer writing regularly for the USSC blog.  Strangely, as soon as blogging was a “job”, I found it amazingly difficult to do.  I wasn’t nearly as inspired, and not at all articulate.  The moment it became a must-do, it was something un-fun. So I’m crossing full time blogger off the potential career […]

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Epic closure tonight. And pfft, I so win. So to celebrate: I didn’t need these things I didn’t need them, oh The point was hard to pass A mediocre past So I shed my clothes, I shed my flesh Down to the bone and burned the rest I didn’t need these things I didn’t need […]

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