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October 5, 2015


fall cookout food

Last May, our Girl Scout troop went camping for the first time as a troop. Actually, we went glamping, staying in a troop house, complete with an indoor fireplace, electricity, and a kitchen. This time, though, we’re camping in tents. No electricity, no indoor kitchen, no sink or oven. You wash all the pots, pans, […]

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October 2, 2015



I‘m obsessed with films, all of them. Even the bad ones. From them, I learn bad acting, clumsy storytelling, or poor casting. Mainly, I enjoy deconstructing the story. So, I often find myself watching a never ending stream of trailers, mostly because I enjoy the range of feelings they evoke. Off the 7 Emmy wins […]

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September 28, 2015


clothing color capsule

Ralph Lauren 2015 Fall

Aside from black and a touch of gray, these are pretty much the only colors I wear. I know a scant touch of cream, and seriously milky coffee are also missing from this color capsule. In making one, I realize that I don’t own enough espresso tops, or plummy violet. I look best in saturated […]

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September 24, 2015


good lordy, she’s forty

Almost. As I’ll tell my dermatologist today when I file the new patient forms, I’m still 39. At least for five days. I find this aging business comforting, especially to know that my memory is getting dodgy. I think we’re meant to lose our minds as we age, if for no other reason than to […]

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September 20, 2015


the emmy’s are killing me


All decked out in my pajamas and pearls, yet I nearly skipped the Emmy awards this year because I’m obsessed with watching the Netflix Original Series The Killing. Sometimes I get into a TV-rut, and I’m hungry for some new meat. Phil said The Killing was killing him with how boring it was in the […]

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September 17, 2015


return an email already, woman!


I kinda just want to email someone and ask. That’s how much I don’t believe it. Yes, denial is a stage of grief, and I suppose that’s where I’m planted now. I don’t even know who to email. I was mildly annoyed that my friend Jess hadn’t emailed me back. The last time I saw […]

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September 9, 2015


what’s the best advice you were ever given?

straight up advice

“What’s the best advice you were ever given?” was the short-film assignment for the 2015 class of Team Oscar. I was totally stumped when I asked the question of myself. I couldn’t think of anything. Sure, I’m fine with doling out the advice, but to pick the best? While I have lists of what I’ve […]

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September 8, 2015


summer memories


I realize summer’s not over until the fat tanned lady sings, or until September 22, but now that school’s back in business, summer feels like a memory. And soon, my beans will need to write stories about their summer. It’s inevitable. As a writer, I resist the urge to touch their stories in any way. […]

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