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At the beginning of April, I started a weekly gig as a volunteer at a local wildlife refuge. Every Saturday morning I spend four hours in the animal hospital, covering a variety of assignments. Sometimes they’re super not-glamorous: folding laundry, doing the dishes, hosing duck poop off of bath mats. But sometimes the assignments are… Continue reading

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reaction: the interestings (or, in which i consider what it’s like being a grown up)

Just last week, I finished Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings. Donna suggested it and told me it was her favorite of Wolitzer's work - she's pretty good now at helping me find books that will be compelling but fairly light and entertaining, and after starting the year with some heavy reading (Chimimanda was excellent and also… Continue reading reaction: the interestings (or, in which i consider what it’s like being a grown up)

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you will need: curiosity, kindness, stamina, a willingness to look stupid

(title taken from Austin Kleon) I spent the month of April guest-editing the Poets Resist feature at Glass: A Journal of Poetry. Let's be clear: I haven't written consistently in several years. I haven't published anything in several years. I have felt disconnected, unmotivated, and demoralized. This has had very little to do with actual… Continue reading you will need: curiosity, kindness, stamina, a willingness to look stupid

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hiking log, 4/30/17

A week late this time. Location: Batona Trail, Ong's Hat (Wharton State Forest) Time: 10:45 am – 12:30 pm Distance: 3.02 mi Pack Weight: 20 lbs Time on Trail: 1:18:04 Splits:  Mile 1: 23:47 Mile 2: 30:45 Mile 3: 23:07 Weather: 59° Hiking with: Andy & Kay the greyhound Notes: Cool and windy. Brough Kay the greyhound along; she was interested in everything! I stepped… Continue reading hiking log, 4/30/17