Category Archives: It’s All About Me

Everything’s better with robots

“I’d never get a tattoo. There’s nothing I’d want on my body forever — I’d change my mind after a week. Plus, I don’t like pain.” I’ve said that at least a few times in my life, and it was … Continue reading

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Miss Taken: I am woman hear me … self-deprecate?

For one of our first outings together, my Little Sister proposed swimming. Outside Me said “sure” and Googled the nearest swimming pools. Inside Me said “argh!” and wondered if a burkini would be overkill. Of course I have body image … Continue reading

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“Before that I don’t die”?

My email today contained one of those random nostalgic gifts our social media-connected world sometimes brings. My high school French teacher was going through poems she’d kept and found one of mine from grade 11, so she passed it back … Continue reading

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Not a bucket list

  A year ago today I lost the most important person in the world to me. I wasn’t sure if I’d want to mark the anniversary, because every day is marked. Every day I think of him. I find comfort … Continue reading

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The secret handshake

  If you read my last post, you’ll know that I struggle to express ideas precisely and am frequently frustrated knowing that my listeners are hearing something different, because I’m not good at that precision, because they’re bringing their own … Continue reading

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You can’t handle the truth

I have this tendency to want to know the literal truth. Yeah, yeah, that fish you caught was 10 feet long, but how long was it really? I love metaphor and story and ambiguity and shades of grey, but if … Continue reading

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The gift of the benefit of the doubt

If you haven’t seen the video of David Foster Wallace’s This Is Water, an abridged version of his commencement speech at Kenyon College, then you have obviously just emerged out from under a fallen bookshelf and have not been able … Continue reading

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