Digital Tools

Before I got a smartphone - and this was embarrassingly not long ago, like less than a full year back now - I railed constantly against google maps and online tools for travel. Yes, they mean you'll never get lost again. But you'll never get lost again. That's heartbreaking. I love getting lost. On my... Continue Reading →

You Are At Terminal E

“Hello. Hello? Hello! Hello! …. Hello?” The empty baggage carousel of an international airport is a strange place to hang out and listen to “Welcome to Night Vale” podcasts. And yet, it’s somehow also the most perfect place in the world to do so. A car pulled up about twenty minutes ago. It’s still sitting there, its... Continue Reading →

An Explanation for my Disappearance

I have disappeared on many of you. I promise, it's not because you had a baby. (Even though you're right, I don't really care for babies.) Or because you moved. Or because you have a new girlfriend/boyfriend/wife. I am broke. I just entered the final year of a massive debt repayment plan. Most of y'all are... Continue Reading →

#YesAllWhiteWomen

Two separate but oddly similar issues have been converging for me recently. The whole #YesAllWomen and #NotAllMen internet storm has been amazing to watch, though I haven't had much to add to the conversation. I've loved seeing my friends share their stories, and seeing people struggle (and often succeed) to explain exactly why #YesAllWomen is important.... Continue Reading →

Memories of Travel

I've become a bit afraid of this blog. Blogs have become places for a writer make her mark, places to gain a following. Places where your unselfconscious account of your adventures in coupon-clipping as a broke-ass rehab-graduate gains you a fan base that you never, in your wildest Pollyanna dreams, could have imagined. Phlbt. I forgot why... Continue Reading →

Falling Leaves

I grew up in bookstores. When I was eight, my family moved back to the States after a couple years on a typhoon-ridden island1.  Back in California, with its lovely beaches and high cost of living, my mom had to get a job to help us make ends meet. Enter Books West, the only new... Continue Reading →

Trust Everyone

I just had to get "Trust No One" off as the first post (especially since it's been there for nearly a year)! But seriously, that's closer to my feelings today. I just got back from an annual volunteer trip up to Bolinas, where I co-run a weekend workshop for teen girls aimed at redefining beauty. We... Continue Reading →

Trust No One

I'm in the middle of a massive crafting project, and as a result, I'm re-watching all of the X-Files on Amazon Prime. As one does. I'm approaching season 3 now, and I've finally realized where that nagging "this is ridiculous" thought in the back of my head is coming from. At the end of season... Continue Reading →

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