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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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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Timfoolery: The Yearlong Prank That...

5th Jan, 2016

Believe me when I tell you, as unlikely as it sounds, that we did it out of love. In the end, anyway. When it started, it wasn’t quite that. It…

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Musings on Getting Recognized In Real...

1st Dec, 2015

If you have a blog, and tend to pepper it with photos of yourself making out with your husband- AHEM. As I was saying, if you have a blog, and…

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It’s Not (Necessarily) A Mental...

30th Nov, 2015

There has been a lot of talk about mental illness lately. It comes up in the wake of any major shooting to explain the assailant’s actions. They were crazy, people…

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Empathy Doesn’t Need A Passport.

16th Nov, 2015

I was in Oklahoma when the news of the attacks on Paris broke, but my heart and mind have been in the City of Light ever since.

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How My Fitbit Made Me Lose My Mind.

14th Oct, 2015

Last month, some dear friends gave Rand and me Fitbits. If you are unfamiliar with the product, it’s sort of like a pedometer, but more judgmental. It keeps track of…

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