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Emily Kirchner
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I've been described as a real-life Diablo Cody character. Still not sure if that's a compliment.
I've been described as a real-life Diablo Cody character. Still not sure if that's a compliment.

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When disability doesn't come with pride
(Mention of
suicidal ideation) * * If you’ve followed news regarding disability, you’ve probably heard of
“inspiration porn”—the well-meaning but uninformed way that some disabled
peoples’ stories are called inspirational. At times this can trivialize
probl...
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Some people never grow out of this.
Something happened yesterday
that I felt a little unsettled about. I was walking to Staples because I wanted
to see if they sold mp3 players (I know it’s more common to just listen to
music from our phones, but I prefer those). My outfit included a tutu. As...
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The dog walker
Today Mike and I were at Stop & Shop, where we ran into a neighbor from the old apartment building we’d
moved out of last October. He informed us that one of our neighbors from that
building had died. I didn’t know her very well, but the news was especially...
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Three Ways to Be Naked
1. When I was six years old I was so afraid of skeletons that I wished I didn’t have one. Living with death as the foundation
of your body is like Sharing a fleshy home with your mortality as a roommate. Ten years later, I was a goth kid wearing the skeleto...
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Why does night feel supernatural?
The world feels
supernatural at night, because nighttime opens up more possibilities for
imagination. I think this is for three reasons. You might be thinking
less about work or daily practicalities. There’s more time for introspection.
Even if you’re not t...
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My Slinkster dog
This
was Slinky, 1995-2010. She was the worst-behaved dog I ever had the pleasure to
know. In this photo, she’d been
outside and had gotten her dog bed all wet from the rain. So, ever the problem
solver, she stuffed herself into the cat bed to get that one ...
My Slinkster dog
My Slinkster dog
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Reaching new Hawthorne Heights
I went to
Emo Night at Orange Ale House yesterday and fucking loved it. I didn't consider myself an "emo kid" in the genre's
heyday. I used to make fun of it, and pop punk, while rationalizing that the
music I liked wasn't actually in that category. It was ...
Reaching new Hawthorne Heights
Reaching new Hawthorne Heights
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When someone presses the "dislike" button
Lessons
that, for most of us, can be very hard to swallow: -The fact that a person dislikes you doesn’t always mean they
don’t know you well enough. -The fact that someone dislikes you doesn’t automatically mean they are an
asshole. It also doesn’t mean tha...
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"Thirteen Reasons Why," and the problem with stories about suicide
I’ve seen some posts
about a new Netflix series based on a novel, “Thirteen Reasons Why.” It’s a
young adult story, but it resonates with a lot of adults as well. I want to
explain why the premise of this book troubles me. It’s not an isolated theme; I
have...
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Why I Encourage Ex-Trump Supporters
It is annoying to
hear a former Trump supporter become regretful for selfish reasons. It’s tiresome
when they regret their vote only because they are getting screwed over, not because they care about anyone else’s struggles. There
is bound to be some “serve...
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