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Book Review: Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Untamed by Glennon Doyle My rating: 5 of 5 stars As I read through the reviews of this book, I was surprised to find some fairly critical negative ones. But I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised- this book is not for everyone. Speaking as someone who thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from it, I can say […]

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Book Review: Big Friendship

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow My rating: 5 of 5 stars “What’s incredible about friendship is that it allows you to be non-exclusively immersed in another person’s reality, to be intimately known by someone in a way that’s separated from the whims of sexual desire and the constraints of […]

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Stuff I Liked on the Internet This Week (August 14th)

Hi there and happy Friday! We’ve made it to the end of another soul-sucking week in 2020. Hope this finds you HEALTHY and mentally stable. I’m trying a new thing where I compile beneficial/interesting/funny/cute things I enjoyed or learned from on the internet during the previous week and share it here. Okay, here we go… […]

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Information is Control

One of the first revelatory things I’d learned about race was from an old episode of This American Life that addressed the practice of Redlining. My little suburban mind was blown. Over the last 15 years, I have been consistently inconsistent about most things in my life, but one constant has been my desire for […]

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Book Review: Field’s Gold

In Pieces by Sally Field My rating: 5 of 5 stars Based on Sally Field’s acting chops, it’s clear there’s a real depth that she pulls from, but I hadn’t given much thought to her background and/or learning more about it. I read this book because my cousin had suggested it to me and I’m […]

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A Cure for the Common Cold

I’ve come out of hiding. Because I took a cross-country trip and only wrote about it once? Because after nine years away, I’ve moved back into my old neighborhood and it’s been part PTSD and part revelation? Because I’m unemployed and should have been writing all along? NO! NONE OF THAT! I’m back to write […]

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Da Trek: Minivan on a Road Trip

My husband and I currently in the process of moving back home to Chicago after nearly six years in Seattle. Before we settle down in the Midwest for a bit, we wanted to soak up the best of the West, Southwest, and some of the South, so we are taking a seven week road trip […]

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