Whirly Wheel

Do you know what a whirly wheel is? I love whirly wheels, but I had no idea what they were actually called until about 30 seconds ago. I'm still not convinced 'whirly wheel' is the right name. Before the appendix and the gall bladder it was the kidneys and the bladder. When I was in …

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The World Didn’t End Yesterday

"I go to the gym to watch TV and not feel guilty." Aubrey is delightfully honest like this. She is also a mathematician who just finished her first year towards her Phd in theatre directing. She says she's studying theatre because she loves the way the art connects people, but I prefer to believe it's because of her …

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Hipster bemoans having to attend birthday party for one-year-old with no shared hobbies.

I'm proud to share I grew up some more this summer. My favorite growing up moment happened about a month ago on a very ordinary August weekend in my current home of sunny Dutch Country, Pennsylvania. A couple friend of mine threw a birthday bash for their one-year old, and my boyfriend Hans and I were invited. Before …

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Intermission: A Monday Reflection

Excuse me while I take a short intermission from my typical farm-girl-in-the-city reflections and semi-embrassing short stories!Two of my great aunts passed away this week, one from each side of my family. Their passing contributed, in part, to what felt like an especially grounded weekend--grounded in a gritty, earthy, even laborious sort of way.I have a favorite …

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