I love this short piece! I've gotten lazy about keeping a notebook since finishing school, but as I've really tried making personal essays more of a habit, I think this will be some writing to which I'll return again and again! I use a Rocketbook personally, with the colorful pens. I can store my thoughts digitally really easily this way if I want, and it's thin enough to fit everywhere!

Thanks for this,


“Still, Life” is a short film that makes the mundane monumental

Photo by Francesco Gallarotti on Unsplash

This afternoon, only mildly caffeinated and on the brink of exhaustion from the ever-relatable screen time dilemma, one of my best friends sent me a text:

Since you are my film friend, I wanted to share this with you…it’s just so good

An attached link hosted by The Bitter Southerner

It may not seem like posting your thoughts online can make a difference, but the effects of this habit may surprise you

Photo of Toph provided by the author.

Back in April of this year, I published a short article about five of the things adopting and raising a feral dog (Toph) taught me about life as a caregiver and recipient of unconditional love. That story hasn’t gained a lot of traction, and I wrote it thinking I’d look…

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