The Nutcracker Life Chose Me

Someday, should I have done the sort of things that lend themselves to people writing biographies about other people, someday a book or article about my life will almost certainly involve the statement, “She had a lot of fucking nutcrackers, and it was weird.” Let’s be honest, there’s no way …

I Went to WordCamp and All I Got Was…

… validation, inspiration, conversation, and a sweet belt buckle. I started working on this post for National Mental Health Day, and then #metoo was everywhere, and I had more feelings about that, because, well, #metoo. And then more and more scumbag behavior came to light, and more still, and it’s …

I Can’t Dance/Drink

Y’all remember that Phil Collin’s song ‘I Can’t Dance‘ from 1991 that maybe one of the adults in your life really liked and you were like MOM WHY ARE WE LISTENING TO THIS? Okay, so fun story, I’ve had it stuck in my head for a week, except change it …

Who Did We Think We Were, Anyway?

My dear friend, Scott, is an archivist. I forget, sometimes, just how much of the past, my past, he has collected in various photographs. As someone who went to great pains not see themselves reflected back via the gleaming pupil of the camera, I am now deeply grateful for his …

Jimothy AND YOU

Man, y’all have FEELINGS about Jimothy. Some of you really wanted to know who Jimothy is, because you want to know if maybe you’re friends with a Work Bro like this, or maybe even if you are a Work Bro, and a few of you want to punch Jimothy or …

Weapons for Running in the Dark

An * indicates that the name of a person or activity has been changed to protect the innocent, or to make you think that when I run* I am possibly gazelle-like, rather than hyperventilating after a block and trying not to throw up. My neighborhood is by no means on …

Personal Observations by Jimothy, a Work Bro

The other day, as I’m leaving work, a male colleague (we’re going to call him Jimothy) approaches me and says, “Hey Girl, I know you’re leaving, but would you mind if I make a personal observation real quick, while it’s on my mind?” Immediately defensive, because Jimothy is a Work …