On Being Awkward

Many, many years ago – in highschool, in fact! – some friends and I were on a trivia team. We actually competed on a nation-wide quiz show. Some of the answers we got, some of the answers the other team beat us to the buzzer, and a couple of the answers we got wrong. One…

Well, well. Look Who’s Back.

It’s me! I’m back! Back, and with a living, breathing baby daughter. ­čÖé A while back, I mentioned that I was having a hard time getting pregnant. That turned out to be an understatement. Getting and staying pregnant became an obsession for me; doctor’s appointments and research and crying and trying to find people, women,…

When Yoga is Hard

As usual, I’ve had the general feeling that I’ve been “letting myself go” lately. I tend to feel this way every couple of weeks, depending on my schedule and what I’ve been focussing on. Taking care of yourself requires energy and regular attention, you know? There’s no “setting and forgetting” your personal grooming, alas. In…

Egg Hunting for Adults

Hey guys, I’m still here. You might be wondering where I’ve been these past couple of months. Well, in my attempt to “focus”, I cut out almost everything that wasn’t absolutely necessary, including blogging. Sometimes, when you’re working on something big, you just don’t have the capacity to do much else. I wish I could…

What is a Patriot?

Last week, I read this question and answer in an advice column: Question:┬á…┬áBut as a patriotic American, I find myself in a quandary when the students recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Should we stop for a moment, out of respect, or keep walking? Answer:┬á…┬áPatriotism has little to do with flag-waving or fetishizing the national anthem.…

Focus, Focus, Focus 2017!

Last night, I realized I’d been pushing myself a little too much. Z and I have a few irons in the fire, and I keep trying to toss in more. I’d even sent my brother-in-law a meme to describe our* approach to personal finance earlier in the day. It doesn’t just apply to our personal…

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