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Bear Rising

This past weekend, I began purging.

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A Dream Almost Fulfilled

When I was a senior in high school, the movie _Kicking and Screaming_ was released.

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Is Social Media Necessary to Be a Writer in the Modern World?

I have a love/hate relationship with social media.

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Writing the Other, Becoming the Other

My grandmother was a devout Catholic.

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Move Slow, Find Balance

Finding balance is not something I am particularly good at.

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Life is Hard. So What? Write.

Life is fucking hard. It’ll eat you up like a rabid dog chewing at your exposed ankle. Make a mistake or a wrong choice or find out cancer is riddling your bones and things get really difficult, real quick. God, or whatever fuckery created us, didn’t create a smooth path forward (well, apparently that god did and Eve decided to cast us into sin—let’s not talk about how that vilifies women, k?). If you make it any length in this life, you’re going to be bloody and beaten and broken.

Americans seem to make this even harder. Our independence just might be our downfall too. We sure like to blame other people for their problems or predicaments in this life. Social programs and a crumbling health care system set us up to fail harder if we fall on difficult times. But, we don’t worry about those people because that will never be us.

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You Have Unlimited Words

There is an endless number of words in your body.

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Origin Story

The child was very much alive.

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It’s a black virus wending its way through your veins or a vicious storm on the sea’s horizon threatening the small, wooden boat you just finished building.

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Time Is Not on Your Side

I’ve been quiet here on my blog this week.

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