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At Least I Don’t Need an Alarm Clock Anymore

A plaintive wail shakes me out of sleep. I glance blearily at the clock—6:45 a.m. swims into view. “No, Sammy,” I mumble, and snap my fingers ineffectually. My cat moans again and scratches at my doorknob from his perch on my desk. (His clever way of circumventing the somewhat impenetrable barrier of pillows and blankets

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Seasonally Appropriate

I wrote the following musings after an unprecedented number of conversations with friends about love in a single week, and in an effort to change up my post style + get this week’s post scheduled on time + give some sort of nod to the single day that, for whatever reason, characterizes the entire month

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Disagreeing with People

The internet, for all its joys and wonders, has become a place rife with opinions, even and especially ludicrously unnecessary ones. (Such as whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich. It’s not. Don’t @ me.) We’ve created a culture in which everyone must have an unshakeable opinion about everything. And on these social

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Your Friday Needs Brownies

I’m a baker. (I get paid for it too, does that mean I can call myself a professional baker?) Having grown up in a family that values food from scratch, I’m pretty dogmatic about box mixes. Using them is cheating. Except when it comes to one specific baked good: brownies. I’ve tried a lot of

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Vocation

I’ve been thinking about vocation a lot lately. Like many other people my age, I want my job to matter in some way. It’s not essential, but it would be the icing on the cake. It’d make waking up and coming in to work that much easier. From what I’ve read and heard and seen,

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