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This really shouldn’t be the post where words fail me (is this ironic?), but here I am, at the end of a day spent at the LA Times Festival of Books, struggling with the right way to say what I want to. Do I start… Read More


This is a post about fashion.

I have a complicated relationship with clothes and fashion. In one sense, I don’t care too much about that sort of thing. I do have some basic parameters, but by and large, I’m perfectly content to wear simple things from cheap stores and to choose… Read More

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Poems I Found This Month

Well, we’re halfway through National Poetry Month, and I thought I’d take a minute to make a note of the poems I’ve come across. Whether through Poem-A-Day emails, conversations about poetry (twitter, in person, reddit, etc.), or just going through old files and books,… Read More

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the ballot thickens

You’ve probably heard that in the last few weeks, the presidential election has actually taken shape. Three Republicans and one Democrat have officially announced that they are running. None of them are a surprise, but it’s nice to have it all official. Ted Cruz, Rand… Read More


sesquicentennial fail

When I was a kid, I was super sad that I hadn’t been alive in the year 1976. I so desperately wanted to have been around for the 200th anniversary of Independence Day, but I was born four years and forty-five days too late. The… Read More


On Writing Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month, I’ve been reading and considering more poetry than usual. But I also wanted to try and work on writing some poetry. Remember in high school, when you were given models of poems or structures for poetry, and you got… Read More