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The Myth of Competition

The messages are everywhere. “In a world full of Kardashians, be a Diana.” “Be a Lucy.” “Be an Audrey.” “You hate me because you ain’t me.” “Why can’t you be like your sister/cousin/friend?” There’s this idea that we have to be in competition with each other, that we’re constantly being

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When You’re On Borrowed Spoons

Since my health started going upside-down about a year and a half ago, spoon theory has spoken to me in a way I didn’t really understand before. I had heard it, but it’s not something that can really be understood without experiencing that bone-aching fatigue that comes with being completely

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So You Want To Learn to Knit

I learned to knit when I was 14. (I also started smoking that year, because poor white trash. I broke the cigarette habit, but not so much with the yarn.) Over the years, I’ve taught several people to knit, and I have been blamed for enabling many others with the

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The Story of Reynolds

Since my idea in writing this blog is to focus on the things that I care most about, I have to talk about Reynolds. He’s a Jack Russell terrier mix, and as far as we can tell, he’s about 4 years old. He’s been with me for a little over

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