Category Archives: Uncategorized

A letter to myself at age 9

Amy, dear, You are so cute, and so pretty. You look—you are—incredibly happy. Please eat more ice cream. I want to remember you like this. You are eight years old—nine at most—so it feels premature to tell you not to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My rape did not make me suicidal, but not being believed did: On the frightening things life throws at you, and how to stay on the right side of history

My parents are drinkers. This isn’t the beginning of a post about how alcoholism ruined my childhood. It didn’t. I just mean that booze has been an ever-present part of my life from day one. As kids, my sister and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to Tell Your Favorite Professor That You Want to Drop Out of College

The following is an excerpt from a letter I wrote to my favorite professor at SVSU. It’s dated November 24, 2012, by which point I’d been working on an undergraduate degree for more than five years. I’m posting it here … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

On trying to do the best you can: Cat parenting is harder than I thought it would be

My cat Alice had a bad accident over the weekend. It didn’t look terrible at first.  She just jumped down from the kitchen window, ran across the floor, and crashed into the stove. I was watching my friend’s dog for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Real Talk: Depression

The other day, I posted the following to facebook: I am probably too old to feel this deeply connected to and inspired by a teen magazine, but whatever.  My copy of Rookie Yearbook Two arrived in the mail today.  And … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

On the societal pressure to date, or, “I’m turning 25 this year. I’m single, and that’s fine.”

I’ll be 25 in a few months.  Which is how old my mom was when I was born (she’d been married to my dad for more than two years prior to my birth, btw). The realization kind of has me … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

On headaches and heartaches: For Lucy the cat (April 30, 2007-July 27, 2013)

I had to put my cat Lucy to sleep this morning.  She was only six years old. She’s been kind of sick for the past month or so.  We noticed that one of her pupils was significantly larger than the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment