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Opposite Optimism: Life is Too Long Tue Nov 22 2016
Life is sometimes harder than it needs to be. I understand. We deserve to feel like life really is too short. Until then, though, I’m sticking with the opposite of optimism as a means of inspiration. read this article
#depression #self-help #sadness
Manuscript Consultation Sun Jul 16 2017
Do you have a memoir or essay collection in progress that could use a little help? I am now offering manuscript consultation services at reasonable rates. read this article
#Consultation #Editing
Being Female is my Super Power Tue Jul 03 2018
I feel as if being female is a super power—we have this whole community that is eager to help each other. view at thedebutanteball
#DebutanteBall #PublishingAsAWoman
The Generous Spirit of Andrea Fekete Wed Nov 16 2016
I don’t have sports heroes, and I don’t know the names of the current Hollywood A-Listers. My heroes are writers. Artists. People who try to find the most honest truth, and hold it in their hand for everyone else to see. read this article
#writing #friends #WVWCMFA #poetry
My First Time Speaking at a Writer’s Conference: My Takeaways from HippoCamp17 Mon Sep 11 2017
Being a speaker shift my mindset from, “talking to people is terribly scary,” to “I am a professional and I have a responsibility to do the talking thing.” read this article
#Writing #HippoCamp #Presenting
In Which My Cat Longs to Become a Feline Who Lunches Mon Jun 11 2018
My cat has recently decided he wants to partake in daily lunch. Said cat is seven years old, and heretofore has never eaten lunch. I am uncertain who even informed him about the existence of lunch since he’s an indoor cat. read this article
#Cats #humor #lunch
GoFundMe is the Modern Casserole Brigade Thu Jul 12 2018
Go Fund Me is the virtual casserole brigade, and it’s as much for the donors as for the recipients. read this article
#Grieving #GoFundMe
When it Comes to Blood-Sucking Parasites, I’ll Take all the Hope I can Get Fri Jan 06 2017
I tend to think I am an intelligent person who does not fall easy prey to snake oil sales pitches, but when it comes to lice, all rational thought goes out the window read this article
#Lice #Parenting
An Essay on Fear Wed Nov 01 2017
It’s not lies I am afraid of as much as the unexplained truths. read this article
#Essays #Fear #Memoir #WriteYourShame
In Which I Receive The Infamous Email from the Health Teacher Mon Feb 20 2017
I have been dreading the school notification for over a year.  You know, the one that says something about how we will be having a health class just for boys and another one just for girls. Sex Ed, middle school style. read this article
#ComprehensiveSexualityEducation #TheTalk #AwkwardParenting
Freudian Lawn Job Mon May 29 2017
I feel like there is a great metaphor in here somewhere—a reason for my purely accidental yet consistent egregious behavior. read this article
#Freud #Divorce
Medium Fri Jun 10 2016
 I am medium. Brown hair, brown eyes, medium height, weight, and shoe-size. My brother is tall, and by tall I mean outside the bell curve.  He says he’s six-foot-nine, but my mother thinks he’s closer to six-foot-seven.  All I know is that if I stretch my hand as high as it can go, I can just reach the top of his head.  Like telling a fish story, when someone asks how tall my brother is, I just say, “he’s this big.”  read this article
#essay #height #siblings
The Talk of a Lifetime Mon Mar 13 2017
So how do we facilitate conversations that spark memory and move to deeper levels? By asking questions. How do we think of good questions? By using other people’s questions. (it's not laziness, it's efficiency.) read this article
#TalkOfALifetime #IntergenerationalBonding #ProductReview
Watching boys start fires. Mon Aug 13 2018
Essay published in Whiskey Island Magazine Vol. 70 read this article
#WhiskeyIsland #Essays #Feminism



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