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Why you should always tip your barista

Why you should always tip your barista

Coffee is one of those things you’re not supposed to drink if you get migraines. But YOLO, or something. In the library where I work, there’s a coffee shop right across from the customer services desk. This means my days are filled mostly with the smell of books and the sounds of a coffee grinder, … Continue reading »

Cleaning out the closet

Cleaning out the closet

My closet is long overdue for a ruthless gutting. I mean the kind of cleaning out that leaves no article of clothing not tried on, judged, and sentenced. I went through it the other day, looking to get rid of the things I never wear anymore, feeling that maybe if I could simplify my wardrobe … Continue reading »

Miss Migraine, MFA; or, Now what?

Miss Migraine, MFA; or, Now what?

Earning my master of fine arts in creative writing didn’t go the way I envisioned. I didn’t graduate when I planned, I didn’t take all the classes I wanted to, and I didn’t study with all the professors I’d hoped to. My constant migraines upended many of my plans, but there were other factors: my … Continue reading »

December Migraine Blog Carnival: CORGI!

December Migraine Blog Carnival: CORGI!

Dogs are my antidepressants. I have two–a corgi and a German shepherd, but the corgi is my rock when it comes to migraines and pain management. The shepherd is definitely my husband’s dog, and she’s much younger (only two, whereas the corgi is going on nine), so I’m just going to talk about how the … Continue reading »

A gratitude post: September

A gratitude post: September

First, I am grateful for words, for language. I am grateful for the skill and intuition to shape them into meaning, into beauty, into stars, into beginnings, endings, middles. I am grateful for narrative, for storytelling and all the forms it takes, for the comfort it brings me, for the comfort I hope to bring … Continue reading »