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    Books: Under My Bed and Other Essays by Jody Keisner

    After I gave birth to my daughter, as a single mother, I struggled with how to share my home with someone else. I was...

    Women and the West: Willa Cather’s Feminist Perspective of the Wild Countryside

    It all started with a conversation over omelets in a booth at the Breakfast House. I was in my senior year of high school,...

    Endorphins Make You Happy 

    Do you remember the scene in the movie Legally Blonde where Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is defending her client convicted of murder? You know...

    Books: Places I’ve Taken My Body by Molly McCully Brown

    A poet by trade, Molly McCully Brown now turns her hand to memoir, using a series of essays to trace the year she spent...

    Books: Final Girls with the Final Word

      When we think of slashers, obviously Freddy, Michael, and Jason quickly come to mind, but beyond the masks and machetes, there is always a...

    Books: Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much

    Jen Winston’s debut essay collection, Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much, begins with a scene in which she is gazing at...

    THIS USED TO BE MY PLAYGROUND

    A viable offer has been made on my childhood home. I’m not falling out of my chair with shock, considering it’s been on the...

    Books: Girlhood by Melissa Febos: 7 Essays in Remembering

    The first essay is “Kettle Holes.” Spitting. Puberty. The Titanic: a ship thought to be too strong to sink. A friend boy chases her...

    Books: The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard

    I first read Jo Ann Beard’s 1999 memoir in essays, The Boys of My Youth, during a particularly vulnerable period. A friend who writes...

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    December 2021 Tarotscopes

    This month, I decided to use a different deck than I usually do. I went on a retreat in Sedona recently, and James Wanless,...

    Books: I Should Have Honor by Khalida Brohi

    In her 2018 memoir I Should Have Honor, activist and social entrepreneur Khalida Brohi writes about growing up in a culture in which domestic...

    Books: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Agency in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

    Some years ago, I read an essay that criticizes the women in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for sitting around waiting for things to...