On Love and It Gets Better

I remember being somewhere in the middle of high school and lying under the pool table at my friend Elli’s house.  We were, of course, having the time of our lives, laughing and eating the worst pancakes I’ve ever had (sorry Elli).  We talked about college, and our various trips to D.C., France, Ireland, and […]

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On Love and What’s Next?

In the next few months I could be moving out of state, or just moving down the road.  I could take a job in Chicago, or find something stable here in Dayton.  There is absolutely no script for whatever happens next.  This doesn’t make a lot of sense, really, because I am everyone’s favorite cruise-directing, list-making, […]

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On Love and 2*16

I recently obtained some incredibly insightful advice from one of those Facebook reposts that has been copied and edited so many times it’s a little blurry and sort of looks like it came from the mid-90’s.  This is, of course, where I get all my good advice, and is maybe why my life closely resembles a victim […]

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On Love and Puzzles

Years ago, we were all crowded around my grandparent’s dull-gray folding table, working on this puzzle.  Maybe not this exact puzzle, of course.  This one I found at Second and Charles, a discount store that happens to sell, of all things, used puzzles.  God knows why anyone in their right mind would buy a used puzzle, except […]

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On Love and Faith

My flight included cookies. And pretzels. And a Diet Coke. Which sealed my fate as completely dumbfounded and eternally grateful for pretzels and cookies and Diet Coke and the immense amount of carry-on space that was clearly well planned for a flight this size meaning that no one had to put their carry on baggage in […]

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On Love and Redacted

“In the morning I’ll be with you But it will be a different kind I’ll be holding all the tickets And you’ll be owning all the fines” -Skinny Love 365 days sounds like half of the title of a terrible book. “365 Days to Dental Health” “365 Days to Find God” “365 Days to a […]

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On Love and Dating

I have gone on a date every Tuesday night for the last 12 (but let’s be real ya’ll, it’s really been 13) weeks.  I’ve been taken on historical tours, visited Water Treatment plants, met public figures, and argued over semantics.  I’ve gone to baseball games, museums, gardens, non-profits, and eaten more locally made food than […]

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On Love and Filling the Empty

“Hello Mary.” She welcomed me as I entered a small building that smelled of fresh paint and carpet.  It was a Monday.  Big life events rarely happen on Mondays, but I had the distinct feeling that this could be very important. And I wasn’t allowed to wear shoes. Nothing good ever happens with shoes on anyway. […]

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