Monthly Archives: January 2012

in between

One day last week, I was in the bathroom before a meeting. I washed my hands and fixed my hair. I saw myself and smiled. I got a rush of excitement. I was so glad to be there. That had … Continue reading

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Milan

I spent two weeks in Italy when I was 7 months sober. I saw the Vatican, the Trevi fountain, the River Arno sitting green and still in Florence. I was nervous about traveling. I thought about geographics, about how as … Continue reading

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something spiritual

I’m trying to say something about belonging. About what drinking did for me. About feeling tapped in to human experience. About not feeling alone. It’s about a buzz. About things making me laugh. About not caring. I want to talk … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico

I missed the sunset in Esperanza, a beach town on the Caribbean side of Vieques, where it is supposed to be the most beautiful. I sat eating fish and chips and waiting for the sun to drop, but it was … Continue reading

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brave

At an event for the City Arts & Lectures series in San Francisco, Miranda July explained why she used uncomfortable and awkward interactions in her films. She said that the comfortable was already known, so why even bother? The uncomfortable … Continue reading

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