Freelance Follies

There are many things to love about being a work-from-home freelancer. Working from your couch in your pajamas. The view from your desk (pictured above). The ability to take a post-lunch nap because you didn’t get to sleep until 1 (thanks, The Stars and the Blackness Between Them) and were rudely awakened at 6:58 a.m. by a barking Walter who was upset about the delivery…

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This Decade I Read 594 Books, These Were the Best Novels

Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky Wicked and delicious, this is a one-sit read that sticks with you long after you finish it. I still think about drinking coffee from bowls because of this book. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Interlinked stories about kleptomaniacs, aging punks, and various hangers on this is a masterpiece of both craft and storytelling. Tell the Wolves…

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This 6’5″ Woman Watched ‘Tall Girl’ So You Don’t Have to

I don’t know how Sam Wolfson, who is credited on IMDB for writing the Netflix movie “Tall Girl,” identifies. Man? Woman? Non-binary? I’m not sure if the personal details, that Sam is 4’11”, listed on the page are true. What I do know is that “Tall Girl” is one of the worst teen rom-coms I’ve ever seen, and this is coming from someone who totally…

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Things I am Unabashedly Here For (An Abridged List)

All the first day of school pics. This day, Halloween, and the last day of school are really the only reason to keep Facebook active. Hanging out with my 21-year-old niece before she goes back to Eugene for her senior year of college. I cannot remember the last time just the two of us hung out. I’m also really here for having an empty house…

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