Maria Bamford Is My Muse Out of This Black Hole

There's no easy way to get into this post. It's been two years since I've blogged on a consistent basis. Sure, I published a couple of things here and there (...a video of me not-really-telling the story about the time I was raped; a vaguely self-helpish essay about metaphorical seeds we could be planting during times of comfort to aid … Continue reading Maria Bamford Is My Muse Out of This Black Hole

Seeds Already There

On the surface, I get the appeal of highlighting moments that signal a stark separation between recent ends and new beginnings. Enduring long enough to realize those separating moments can make them feel like monumental achievements. For instance, a dissertation defense. A cross-country move. A new job. A new relationship. Another calendar year. (According to some metrics, … Continue reading Seeds Already There

On Loving Keira Knightley’s Boobs Almost As Much As My Own

On Thursday night, every potential status update came out wrong: "I have always loved Keira Knightley's breasts, but now that she's exposed them, I love them even more." Nope. "Seeing Keira Knightley's un-photoshopped boobs confirms my early adoration of them." True, but still nope. "Hey, I think I look like Keira Knightley!" Shit, no. I didn't want to … Continue reading On Loving Keira Knightley’s Boobs Almost As Much As My Own

A Letter to Elliott: On Education, Philosophy, and Feminism, Or, What Sucks About School and What We Can Do About It

Dear Elliott, Let me begin by extending my most sincere apology for letting so much time lapse before responding to your message. In the spirit of publicly thinking through philosophical issues, I hope you also accept this very public reply as an acceptable way to engage with the topics you presented, namely this: What possibilities does schooling present for instilling … Continue reading A Letter to Elliott: On Education, Philosophy, and Feminism, Or, What Sucks About School and What We Can Do About It