The Apartment Gremlin

In another piece of writing, this was a name I gave my roommate, Ben. In this mini-essay from my "Warmth" series though, I'd consider him anything but. Working from home alongside someone, and spending such extended periods of time in quarantine together creates a unique routine. I think we've all developed habits with our roomies... Continue Reading →

Monday Mornings + Mary Oliver

  Musings from this spring. Sage and peonies, Monday mornings are yours. The bakery doors locked, the Insta-mommies running errands and too busy to post. An alarm that finally doesn't need setting. You trim flowers in the sink as their stems splay out across old cereal bowls and semi-rinsed recycling. The local news hums quietly... Continue Reading →

Stella

In an effort to write more often, our professor assigned us to keep a journal of things we observe in our world. Based on Ross Gay's Book of Delights (which I HIGHLY recommend), we chose a word to focus on through writing mini essays every day. Given that the semester started in a polar vortex,... Continue Reading →

5:47 in North Beach

Photo by Eduardo Santos on Unsplash The semester has begun, and I'm already in love with my Groundings in Creative Nonfiction class. The reading list is a marvel within itself. A class of incredible writers to surround myself with doesn't hurt, either. Our first assignment was so much fun I decided to share! This piece... Continue Reading →

No.

I was scrolling through Pinterest again--somehow this often sparks me to write mental health pieces. But I saw this quote and thought, "Are you supposed to do all of these things in one day? The same day?" I've put an ungodly amount of work and therapy into learning how to cope with, recognize, and offset... Continue Reading →

20 in 2020: What I Read This Year

My goal at the beginning of the year was to read 25 books. With the short stories, quick bits of poetry, and half-finished books I couldn't stay awake through, I'd say I mostly hit it. Would I have read this many had a global pandemic not happened? Debatable. Today I'm only talking about the books... Continue Reading →

4am//4pm

4pm// The pending. Reach for coffee (“but it’s just a little one”). Sly and percolated, the idea of a nap. The nannies are tired. They wish their kids were too. 2am for the cardiologist beneath blackout curtains, forehead stamped with ownership from the face shield. Gently polishing wine glasses behind the bar with music blasting... Continue Reading →

The Cetaphil Commitment

Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash My take on the ManRepeller Writer’s Club Challenge The prompt: We want to hear about what you think is the most worthy/underrated/surprisingly useful commitment: the little thing you do that makes the biggest difference in your life. [February 8, 2020] I remember standing in the garage of my childhood home... Continue Reading →

Quarantine Notebook

Photo by Kenny karlys on UnsplashA window into these past few months. Written mostly in the spring.My personal holding pattern looks like waking up seven minutes before work, afternoon naps on the couch, wandering around Trader Joe’s with no plan, and drinking a beer in the shower while listening to “clubby” music.It’s one of those times... Continue Reading →

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