THIS IS MY BLOG

THIS IS MY BLOG

Finally, an excuse to send Tram cat pictures.
Finally, an excuse to send Tram cat pictures.

Finally, an excuse to send Tram cat pictures.

We have no full-time nurse, so instead we were given a ‘first aid kit.’ [It was] a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and it had a box of tissues, a thing of hand sanitizer, like five Band-Aids, and a printout of what to do in the event of a bloody nose.
- I wrote a thing about the Philly public school crisis for The Awl. 
Illustration by Tram Nguyen
Tram and I have recently been working on a blog, and I couldn’t resist reposting her beautiful illustration here. Because isn’t it so great?  
Illustration by Tram Nguyen
Tram and I have recently been working on a blog, and I couldn’t resist reposting her beautiful illustration here. Because isn’t it so great?  

Illustration by Tram Nguyen

Tram and I have recently been working on a blog, and I couldn’t resist reposting her beautiful illustration here. Because isn’t it so great?  

I went to my bishop to talk about masturbation when I was 16. At our first couple of meetings, I didn’t even drop the word masturbation. I think during the third or fourth meeting the bishop was like, “Just to clarify, we’re talking about masturbation, right?” [laughs] Because I was so ashamed. I felt really bad for being 16 and for having these thoughts. I was just reading Jane Austen fan fiction and stuff! And—I die of shame—I was into these steamy romance novels. I felt like I finally understood sex. I had learned about sex before, but until I read my first romance novel, at my [non-Mormon] great aunt’s house, I didn’t really understand why people bothered. [laughs] After reading that novel I was like, “Oh! I get it!”
- I interviewed a very smart and cool 23-year old about being a young woman who is also a Mormon and a feminist. 
"Putting yourself out there comes with a cost." - Huma Abedin in Harper’s Bazaar
"Putting yourself out there comes with a cost." - Huma Abedin in Harper’s Bazaar
"Putting yourself out there comes with a cost." - Huma Abedin in Harper’s Bazaar

"Putting yourself out there comes with a cost." - Huma Abedin in Harper’s Bazaar

"Stone Soup," 1992, i.e., the year I landed the lead role in the school play but then had to share it — literally read my lines in unison — with the girl who lived across the street. But we can all admit I had the best costume, right? 
"Stone Soup," 1992, i.e., the year I landed the lead role in the school play but then had to share it — literally read my lines in unison — with the girl who lived across the street. But we can all admit I had the best costume, right? 
"Stone Soup," 1992, i.e., the year I landed the lead role in the school play but then had to share it — literally read my lines in unison — with the girl who lived across the street. But we can all admit I had the best costume, right? 

"Stone Soup," 1992, i.e., the year I landed the lead role in the school play but then had to share it — literally read my lines in unison — with the girl who lived across the street. But we can all admit I had the best costume, right? 

Last week I went to Buenos Aires, where amid frantic efforts to remember places I hung out 9 years ago and intermittent attempts to put my finger on familiar smells, I took a bunch of pictures of cats, graffiti, historic buildings, historic buildings covered in graffiti, breakfast food, homoerotic store front displays, and storefront displays featuring creepy baby dolls, of which Argentina apparently has no dearth. I also stood in front of my old apartment like a criminal, avoiding eye contact with anyone who looked like they might live there, and made Rob take a picture. Some things in Buenos Aires felt different than before, but the ubiquity of dog poop on the sidewalk felt exactly the same. It was fun.

never forget
never forget

never forget

it’s very important to choose art for your new home carefully and to avoid making rash, expensive decisions in delaware antique shops. so, i put a lot of thoughtful consideration into this portrait before pulling the trigger. also i got a 10 percent discount!  
it’s very important to choose art for your new home carefully and to avoid making rash, expensive decisions in delaware antique shops. so, i put a lot of thoughtful consideration into this portrait before pulling the trigger. also i got a 10 percent discount!  

it’s very important to choose art for your new home carefully and to avoid making rash, expensive decisions in delaware antique shops. so, i put a lot of thoughtful consideration into this portrait before pulling the trigger. also i got a 10 percent discount!  

you guys i went down the amazon reviewer rabbithole and i have no regrets
you guys i went down the amazon reviewer rabbithole and i have no regrets

you guys i went down the amazon reviewer rabbithole and i have no regrets