feelings
The truth is, we need one another, especially when our lives are complicated and difficult. Why make things harder by being needlessly cruel?
mysteries
I had a great-grandmother named Lillian Violet. She died 10 years before I was born, and all I know of her personally comes from what little my father remembers. But I have these pictures.
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Jun 30, 2014 at 9:00am | 45 comments

robin thicke
gardening
bags
ALL the floral backpacks, in fact.
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Jun 9, 2014 at 9:00am | 60 comments

body politics
Maybe I’ve personally reached a point where, forced to choose, I prefer rudeness to disingenuousness -- although I’d really prefer neither. At least when someone calls me a fatass, it’s sincere.
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Jun 5, 2014 at 11:00am | 385 comments

jeans
Finally, I had jeans I could wear. All my friends had jeans, and now I did, too. I could even tuck in my shirt. It was a revolution in my desperate-to-belong soul.
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Jun 2, 2014 at 9:00am | 128 comments

fat
“Nobody wants to see that,” says every insulting commenter ever.
being boring
Because if so, I'm having a party to watch Ken Burns' The Civil War and you're all invited. Bring tissues.
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May 28, 2014 at 5:00pm | 115 comments

unpopular opinion
Apparently this really is an unpopular position to hold, if my recent experiences are anything to go by.
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May 21, 2014 at 12:00pm | 302 comments