Category Archives: speed-posts

My Cantankerous Little McCain

If you came here looking for a political spar, sorry. Being a new mom during major elections sucks: I mean, I know what sounds like bullshit, but I’m in no position to debate the finer points and could only rely on invective to back myself … Continue reading

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Reality, Circa 1975

I was born in a hospital owned by a copper mine in a so-called “company town.” My first vision in life was undoubtedly a pair of cowboy boots, worn by the obstetrician who delivered me. He’d come fresh from a … Continue reading

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Pinterish: Kinda Sorta Making Something You Saw on the Web

I once tried to fix the sole of a saddle shoe using nothing but Superglue. Just eight years old, I figured how hard could it be?  I ended up conjoining two of my fingers and gluing the shoe to the … Continue reading

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School Matters: Who Knew the Earth Had a Foreskin?

I am a writer, so people are often surprised to learn I skipped a grade in math. Maybe it’s not because I’m a writer that they’re surprised. Maybe it’s because I seem kind of dumb with numbers. In truth, I … Continue reading

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Not Done Yet: The You Your Kids Haven’t Met Yet

My living room walls are painted the color of old Coors cans. It’s a sort of muted golden yellow. I didn’t even realize I’d chosen Coors yellow until this week, when I got to feeling sappy about my childhood. The … Continue reading

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Why Sharing Your Facebook Look Back Video Doesn’t (Necessarily) Make You a Self-Aggrandizing Ass

I hate to spoil your day, but it turns out that Facebook has totally bastardized the term friends. And if I ever doubted it before, I have proof now, thanks to the response I’m seeing on those 30-second compilation videos … Continue reading

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But I’m Not Dead Yet!

My sister used to love watching Monty Python movies, and one of her favorite parts is this scene from the Holy Grail flick: I’ve been really sick this past week, and I always think of the above scene when I’m in this state. … Continue reading

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