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Monthly Archives: August 2011
People often ask about the dead bird on our wall. It’s a little brown sparrow, perched on driftwood, his head cocked. But there’s more in the shadowbox, and that’s when the explanation gets a little…complicated.
It is absolutely unsurprising that Chip and I met online. I mean, he does all his shopping there. And the way I saw it, the kind of guy I wanted to meet would know exactly what he wanted, what he … Continue reading
In case you missed it, Part One After two years of being told I was going to hell, of defending myself and my lack of blind faith, and the second summer of Jesus-based camp songs, my parents enrolled me in … Continue reading
When Chip and I started dating, he lived in one half of a duplex with Chris, who he’s known since little league. Around the time we decided to live together, the neighbors in the other half moved out, and Chip … Continue reading
Originally posted February 24, 2011 With all the anti-choice bills going on nationwide, I feel I need to tell my story. The anti-choice people are gaining too much ground, and we have to speak out or else we will lose … Continue reading
When I was working as The Princess, I was right across the street from Jimmy Kimmel Live. I went to see a few shows, which was neat, and went through a few autograph lines behind the building.
My journey from apathetic sort-of Christian to outspoken Atheist was pretty damn convoluted. No surprise there; I’ve never been good at taking the direct route. To anything. Ever.
I have been smoke free since February 2010, but oh my god, I want a cigarette so damn bad today. I dreamed about smoking last night. A pack of Sampoerna, all crisp and white with that bold red square in … Continue reading
I used to fly cross-country all the time. At least once a year, Portland to Pittsburgh and back again. As an “unaccompanied child” in a pre-9/11 era, it was a blast. I looked forward to the flights. I loved going … Continue reading