International Women’s Day/Forgetting Your Genitals

What if Icarus had been a woman? What if Pandora had been a man? And what about Adam and Eve? It’s International Women’s Day, so I’ve been doing a little thinking about “the Feminine.” Whatever that means. When it comes to identity, I definitely fall into the Judith Butler camp of gender as performance. WeContinue reading “International Women’s Day/Forgetting Your Genitals”

What To Say To A Firefighter

…did that title draw you in? Good. I’ve gathered you here today to ask for your perspective. I went to drop off an application at a fire station this afternoon. I have been toying with the idea of becoming a firefighter. It is definitely a lifestyle–and for all its glory, it can be isolating, andContinue reading “What To Say To A Firefighter”

Student of Love Talks Butterfly Effect

If it is true that reality must exist somewhere along the spectrum of two binary opposites, is it not, by existing as a point somewhere along that axis, acting as a sort of reflection of both extremes simultaneously? A point along a line is indicative of the line’s full expression, of the fact that aContinue reading “Student of Love Talks Butterfly Effect”

live music and growing

I am currently reveling in some live music put on at a local venue. I used to turn my nose up at live local shows—now I see them as the heartbeat of the town in which I live. So many of the performers tonight have been touched and influenced by my current music professor atContinue reading “live music and growing”

My Freaky Manifesto

I don’t know if, dear reader, you have ever spooned back the velvet foam perched on top of a cappuccino to reveal the earth-colored, life-giving beverage below. (Any coffee fans out there? I happen to be a real snob.) I don’t know if you’ve ever smelled the aroma of fresh sourdough bread baking after daysContinue reading “My Freaky Manifesto”