can I embrace the things the things that make me me can I allow myself to fail to fail at making me me can I forgive the things the things that made me me can I allow myself to accept to accept what makes me me perfectly imperfect  

Can we talk about words for a minute? A long minute. This week, I spent time up north doing chores, a bit of swimming and SUPing, but mostly reading and writing. I read Beirut Hellfire Society by Rawi Hage, not in one sitting but pretty darn close. Hage is originally from Beirut, and his novel …

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This weekend, I submitted a short story to a “small magazine with an international reputation” and part of the submission process was to submit a short biographical statement. I was stumped. Honestly, writing a piece, having it critiqued (repeatedly) by my peers and instructors, and editing it (repeatedly) was easier than coming up with a …

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