Some Thoughts on Maggie May While Defying Death

Hi Darling Ones, You probably don’t think of a freelance marketing person who has worked from their couch for twelve years and who has worn the same David Bowie shirt since Sunday despite showering as having a lot in common with an action hero. And I’m not saying I am an action hero, but sometimes I am action heroesque. Take today for instance. I had…

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And the Sky is a Hazy Shade of Trying to Kill Us

So, Darling Ones, It’s clear to me now that many mistakes were made. The mistakes began on Sunday when I decided to throw open the windows despite dire warnings about air quality. It didn’t look so bad out and the ass-tastic heat and humidity had finally broken. The weather was so nice I left the windows open all day and all night. It took about…

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Masterpiece

Dear Darling Ones, When we were kids our next door neighbors, The Deppes, loaned us a board game called Masterpiece. This is notable because we were not the kinds of kids you would loan things to because we destroyed everything. None of us have many cherished childhood toys that survived that period of our lives. Also, Sister #2 was constantly at war with Mrs. Deppe….

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21 Years of Writing I Will Dare.com

Dear Darling Ones, Today is the 21st anniversary of this blog’s existence. What stuns me the most when I think about the beginning is that Bill Clinton was president when I started I Will Dare dot com. Why does that one fun fact make me, this blog, and, well, Bill Clinton feel positively prehistoric? When I started* this blog at twenty-eight because I was bored…

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21 Years & 307 Posts About The Replacements

Hey Darling Ones, This blog will be twenty-one years old in six days. Send me bourbon. I’m having a lot of feelings and thoughts about this event that I’m hoping will coalesce into something I can write about by July 31st. I mention this because I’m gonna say some things about The Replacements today and when I first thought about what I wanted to write…

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Forcing Myself Through the Yuck

Well, Darling Ones, Today I’ve been unable to out run the vague feeing of unrest/out-of-sortsness that has been plaguing the last few weeks. I’m blaming the current unease on the weather and bad air and the fact that I made the mistake of listening to NPR while running errands yesterday. The Current lured me in with Japanese Breakfast’s “Savage Good Boy”* and then hit me…

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Gin & Regret

Hi Darling Ones, A lot of my friends laugh when I tell them the exact last time I got shit-faced drunk. It was the night in August 2008 when Barack Obama accepted the democratic party’s nomination for president. For some reason I decided that would be a good occasion to drink a lot of gin and then type words to the Internet. It was not…

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She Can’t See Without Her Glasses

Greetings & Salutations Darling Ones, Today as I was languidly popping another cherry into my mouth I casually thought, When I look back on July 2021 I’m gonna remember eating cherries almost every day.* Even before I had totally finished the thought I was interrupting myself, No, I’m gonna remember how smart I sound at work all the time now. Which sounds arrogant, but is…

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