My Husband is More Stylish Than Me. And...

25th Jul, 2016

I have a confession. My husband, Rand, is more fashionable than me. This is contrary to everything that movies and television have taught me, where the female sex is supposed…

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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?┬áIs that even a real name? Or just a dehydration-induced…

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Predatory Hunt: Powerscourt Estate,...

2nd Jun, 2016

“Dear god,” I told him when I saw the photo. “I look positively predatory.” Rand laughed. “You do,” he agreed. “You look like you are hunting me.”

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In Austin, We Find Turtles and Forget to...

1st Jun, 2016

Rand has to be the grown-up most of the time. This is largely my fault. Last night he was trying to come up with dinner ideas and I suggested raw…

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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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