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Stop running away

Stop running away   Playing the part of an alpaca, I schlepped to my car after work in the city. Out from behind a row of parallel-parked cars emerged a person dressed in all black, twice my size. He ripped leaves off an elm and cursed. “Prove yourself to me!” he spat,...

Is it over yet?

Is it over yet?   A couple nights ago, I dared my boyfriend to eat a hot chili pepper. “We’ll do it together!” Oh, I was so optimistic. It didn’t look that intimidating swimming in my pool of Thai food. “One, two, three…” We popped the...

Don’t look sideways

Don’t look sideways   We all play the Wizard of Oz. Insulate yourself from the world. Hide behind your curtain. Write, speak, draw, teach, play your way to something bigger than yourself and others will marvel. They will think you have it all together, which makes you feel like you...