Forgiving the Flesh–In Which I Recount the Ways My Body Has Betrayed Me

Originally posted on dearlilyjune:
Dear Lily June, As human beings, we live in the flimsy structures of our fleshy bodies. Our hearts, like birds, are protected only by a cage of ribs; our minds, like yolks, sit inside the bony eggs of our skulls. It is a system designed to be fragile and frail. We…

Licensed to “I Don’t Give a Shit”

Originally posted on Punch Drunk Village:
I’m turning OLD this year. But I’m taking it all quite well, really. There are benefits to aging of course. Social benefits, for example. And one in particular I find quite tantalizing. Since I’ve always been a tad socially-reckless — over-sharing, stirring the pot, making listeners squirm — what I’m most looking forward to with turning old is…

I’m Furious About You Being Furious About The Thing You’re Furious About

Originally posted on mrchrisaddison:
Watching social media more or less incessantly as I have been over the last few days – instead of working or feeding my children or acknowledging brief but important everyday moments of physical affection from my partner – I’ve seen, as you surely have, that everyone is furious about a thing.…