the time i started to broaden my identity and a miserable man diminished me so i wrote an impassioned rebuttal on facebook //             September 11th, 2016

the time i started to broaden my identity and a miserable man diminished me so i wrote an impassioned rebuttal on facebook // September 11th, 2016

On this day, four years ago: I recently shared with a friend my money-making ideas for this year off of teaching and one of those ideas is to get people to pay me to be in photos selling their products, to which he responded, in…

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thoughts from quarantine: the one you feed most will win

thoughts from quarantine: the one you feed most will win

Thought 1: when i stopped teaching i began the career of ~learning who i am~ in a 500 sq ft apt in glendale that i was in love with and am still in love with. i think about it all the time. it was my…

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Thoughts From Quarantine- becoming new

Thoughts From Quarantine- becoming new

i am immune to the fear of getting older and it might because there was no freedom in youth for me, and i have freedom now. there was no joy but i have joy now. when i think about “when i was younger” i think…

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thoughts from quarantine: A message from the orange tree on El Roble

thoughts from quarantine: A message from the orange tree on El Roble

(the country is my childhood home in every way that means anything to you and i’ve been training for the apocalypse all my life. i always used to feel better when things fell apart. then i got my things together and the world fell apart.)…

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Thoughts From Quarantine: Happiness Is A Byproduct Of A Lot Of Good Choices

Thoughts From Quarantine: Happiness Is A Byproduct Of A Lot Of Good Choices

I just found a note from August 15th, 2016 of Things That Made Me Happy and I remember what sparked it. I had retired from teaching students with special needs in public schools for 12 years, and had time to myself to do whatever I…

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Thoughts From Quarantine: life feels good when i put in the work

Thoughts From Quarantine: life feels good when i put in the work

@@@@ i have entered into a chapter of rapid learning and growth. a month ago i moved into the top room of a historic castle with a sprawling garden and rich history and the friendliest, smartest, most attentive roommates. i took the thick curtain down…

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The Price You Pay For Owning Everything – Scott Woods’ Words Are My Thoughts From Quarantine RN

The Price You Pay For Owning Everything – Scott Woods’ Words Are My Thoughts From Quarantine RN

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To Get Some Further Relief- Thoughts From Quarantine

To Get Some Further Relief- Thoughts From Quarantine

i think turning personal revelations into universal ones can be a problem. here’s how it happens: i have a few very uncomfortably tense personal encounters with various people over a short period of time. i become overwhelmed by the uptick in tense encounters.  i try…

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Avoidance is suffering in disguise – Thoughts From Quarantine

Avoidance is suffering in disguise – Thoughts From Quarantine

It’s not that I haven’t been in the mood to write, it’s that I don’t write from a deficit and this last week has been full of deficits that I don’t even want to get into because I want to tell new stories about my…

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Keep Your Toenails painted even though you’re wearing boots – thoughts from Quarantine

Keep Your Toenails painted even though you’re wearing boots – thoughts from Quarantine

I’ve developed a helpful coping strategy that I’d like to share with you. After we read the news, my boyfriend and I pretend we are the showrunners of the dystopian horror comedy that we’ve all been reluctantly cast in right now. Whenever some new inanity…

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