[the rules] 3. The first reaction is not self loathing This is the third rule to live by. Do not react to mistreatment by loathing oneself do not assume that every thing that happens is because you deserve it. Do not believe you are unworthy of love. This rule can be read in another way.…… Continue reading 22/30
Content Warning: rape One in five is the chance of being raped in the United States if you’re a woman. Fifty-four percent of rapes go unreported each year. Thirty-two thousand women forcibly impregnated but, you know, our bodies have a way of just shutting that down according to the politicians that legislate…… Continue reading 21/30
A haiku on academic writing: Revising my thoughts add ethos with others’ words. Dropping names: artform.
[the rules] 2 take things other people say at face value this is the second rule to live by and is easy to do when the words leaving lips criticize demean delegitimize and create so much more skepticism when the words come with smiles and sweetness when the words are praising or loving. take loving words…… Continue reading 15/30
When looking at our lives we’re supposed to think back on the choices we’ve made to figure out how to choose better next time. But, choices feel a little mythical when only one appears available at that moment of truth. When there’s only one way to take, is that a choice? Inaction is always an option,…… Continue reading 14/30
Thinking of the mountains today, for this tenth day of the 30/30. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have been in prairie land for the past 12 years. I still miss the mountains. Flat land. Surrounded by long stretches of flat land and prairies reaching to the horizon in their efforts…… Continue reading 10/30
Sitting amidst piles of books and papers floor littered with shoes socks where I pull them off as soon as I come in the door. Small mice–not real ones, no– scattered about where the cats leave them in their boredom. Unwashed dishes and unswept floors and me, at my computer in the shorts and tank…… Continue reading 9/30