Quitting Your Job To Travel Isn’t...

12th May, 2016

There is this idea that keeps coming up in the travel writing community, that quitting your job to travel the world is a profoundly brave thing. You aren’t settling for…

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New Orleans, Then and Now

10th May, 2016

Rand knows how much I hate change. He teases me about it, saying I’m the only die-hard liberal who gets angry when she has to alter her routine. “I don’t…

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A Short Play in Which We Laugh at Stupid...

5th Apr, 2016

Setting: Austin, Texas. The two of us are walking downtown. We are drunk on doughnuts. Everything is making us laugh. ————— Act I. Rand: Well, that’s just ridiculous. They obviously…

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Rainbows in Ireland.

1st Apr, 2016

Our trip to Ireland occasionally ventured into the land of the cliche. We drank pints of Guinness, we ate lamb stew, and we wondered every now and then if all…

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Beaches in Ireland

29th Feb, 2016

Our friend Hannah warned us that around the town of Cork, Ireland, people became very possessive of their beaches. I thought I misheard her, naturally. “This bitch belongs to no…

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Sunset over Durham, North Carolina

17th Feb, 2016

Durham felt familiar somehow. Neither of us┬áhad ever been there before, but the streets weren’t foreign to us. When the light of the setting sun hit a row of brick…

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Standing Up For Yourself As a Woman...

4th Feb, 2016

The prescription says “post coital.” It actually says that on the bottle. When the doctor told me my instructions for taking the antibiotic, I sincerely did not think that he…

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In Ireland, We Encounter Sheep and Cows....

20th Jan, 2016

I spend a lot of my waking hours feeling subtle pangs of regret for all the things I should have said but didn’t, for all the tiny little things that…

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Dante’s 10th Circle of Hell Is...

12th Jan, 2016

I don’t like horror movies. I think it’s because I don’t find violence or death to be that entertaining. I’m not trying to be holier-than-thou – I just really, really…

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