T.J. Maxx and the Opposite of...

21st Feb, 2017

The thing about having the phrase “petty theft” in the title of my book (AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW) is that everyone assumes – perhaps fairly – that I am driven…

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When Am I Going to Feel Normal Again...

7th Feb, 2017

It’s been four long years since my brain surgery, and I’m now so removed from the experience and most of its consequences that I almost need to remind myself that it…

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The Story of My First Social Outing...

17th Dec, 2016

Let’s talk about my first social outing after my father died, which will probably make you feel better about yourself. Actually, most of my life will probably make you feel…

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An Open Letter to the Class Instructor...

9th Jun, 2016

Dear … um … Crap. I’ll be honest, I didn’t catch your name as it was shouted over your headset. Tamblynn? Is that even a real name? Or just a dehydration-induced…

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Home Organization Tips for Weirdos

31st May, 2016

One of the fun parts about meeting with publishers is that they start throwing books at you (note: if they do this literally, then you are likely not talking to…

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We Try Three New Flavors of M&Ms...

29th Apr, 2016

Note: This post is obviously unsponsored, because no one from M&M’s would pay me to say the things that I said. One of the great things about having friends (besides…

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I Tried Every Shelf-Stable Pumpkin...

10th Nov, 2015

As a lifelong pumpkin aficionado, I have a special place in my heart for the baccanalian gourd-fuckfest that is fall. From the end of September until Thanksgiving, I ingest so…

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Halloween 2015: The Princess Bride. Of...

2nd Nov, 2015

There are spans of time in my life that can be characterized by a theme (there was The Beatles Period in the late 90s, The Carey Grant Epoch in the early…

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Predictions for the Aftermath of the...

4th Aug, 2015

  If you live in anywhere along the western seaboard of North America, but particularly in the Pacific Northwest, you’ve probably heard about the massive earthquake that’s going to kill…

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