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A Mote of a Life

New Ghosts & Old Babies — Or, Moving Through, But Not On

Ren purrs, scrabbling for my earlobe as we lay in bed. He latches on and begins to suckle fiercely, as though it’s the first meal he’s had in weeks. “You’re such a messy eater,” I mutter as drool covers his... Continue Reading →

A Strange Kind of Love

  When someone close to me dies, my first—and most lingering—reaction is always the same: “Who’s next?” Grandma’s been in and out of the hospital lately, so she's a strong candidate. Kelsey, my cousin, and the only other granddaughter in... Continue Reading →

A Drop in the Ocean: Sexual Assault on a National (and Personal) Scale

  None of your favorite actors are safe to like. Literally — literally — every day, yet another prominent male figure makes the front page, slapped with claims of verbal harassment, or public masturbation, or physical assault, or rape, or molestation, or…or…or…   In... Continue Reading →

Don’t Think Too Hard At Night

When you lay awake in bed, with the darkness pressing in on your eyes and the silence pressing against your eardrums—as you wait for sleep to find you and help you forget oh, so many things—your mind starts to wander.... Continue Reading →

The Life of a Pet Parent is Rarely an Easy One…

"Moooooom.....there's stuff* on the floor!...I can't lay anywhere!**....fix*** it!"     *Baking soda to take the "dog smell" out of the carpets. **Except for the couches, ottomans, dog beds, and rugs specifically bought for your leisuring pleasure. ***Vacuum.      

“The Same Boiling Water That Softens the Potato Hardens the Egg.”

Be an egg...

I Went to the Lexington City Council Meeting: Here’s What Happened

Last night, I attended Lexington's city council vote to remove a number of Confederate statues from Cheapside Plaza, a town square formerly used to auction off slaves. Lives were ripped apart in that plaza, people were bought and sold like... Continue Reading →

Jesus Freak to Fuck Junkie: Why I Love to be Sinful

I finally rebelled against my mother yesterday—I was at the gym. As I peddled away on the elliptical (sloughing off bite after bite of doughnut/grease-pooled pizza/late night Taco Bell runs, wondering what mistakes I had made in life to actually... Continue Reading →

My Cat: The Life of a God & His Bitch

  I have reached the stage of single white female where I have conversations with my cat. He responds, and we discuss our day. It is chock-full of judgment and hatred on both sides...Today, he says he slept a lot.... Continue Reading →

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