The following has been true this week: I have not slept more than 5.5 hours in a single night. I have gone kickboxing twice. I have not eaten meat since Sunday. This is what I HAVE eaten (since Monday): 3 helpings of homemade hummus; 3 whole-wheat bagels; 20 baby carrots; 2 granola bars; 3 pieces [...]
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It’s not uncommon for people to forget things they’ve said or done over the years, but I used to be better than most at remembering every single detail, telling other people’s stories for them as if I’d lived them myself and surprising people with heartfelt retellings of our friendship from many years earlier. But since [...]
Dooce posted her daughter’s 108-month newsletter this morning and it totally punched me in the heart. When Leta asked whether her mom was OK with her eating cereal for dinner, Heather thought back to the years of feeling physically inadequate, to the kids who teased her. She knows Leta’s becoming more and more aware of [...]
I just remembered why I don’t listen to Pandora all day long at work. *wipes away a tear* I have no idea what they’re even singing about, and I don’t know enough about music to detail why it stabs me in the heart like one of those spring-loaded meat tenderizers, but there you have it. [...]
In the next year, there are a few things I want to do, in no particular order: Go to a few more life drawing studios at Memphis College of Art Do a little sketching every day at lunch Start and finish my Sketchbook Project book in time for the tour going through Memphis Get a [...]