Five Things

A weekly roundup of things I thought worth sharing—the inspiring, the thought-provoking, the things that helped get me through my week. This week: Otherhood, The Red Hand Files, some woo, Women and Power, and Adam’s dreadlocks.

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There Is No Finish Line

I saw the movie “Yesterday” this past weekend, about Jack Malik, a struggling musician, who after an accident, learns that he is the only person who remembers the Beatles. He becomes famous when he begins performing the songs as if they were his own.

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Five Things

Here you’ll find a roundup of things I thought were worth sharing—the inspiring, the thought-provoking, the things that helped get me through my week.

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Don't Just Wait. Do Something.

It’s been more a year a half now since I completed my MFA in creative writing. It’s been on my mind lately because my program—the Mile-High MFA—recently held its summer residency, and I was able to connect with a few people who were in town.

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Womanhood Does Not Equal Motherhood

Dear Jefferson County public library,

I think what you mean is “Celebrate Mothers.”

Best,

Child-free women literally everywhere

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Good Sentences

In Still Writing, Dani Shapiro quotes a list of instructions for writers by the poet Jane Kenyon. They include things such as, “Protect your time,” and “Feed your inner life.” The title for this post comes from this instruction: “Read good books, have good sentences in your ears.”

In the past, I’ve shared the “good sentences” I’m reading on Facebook. But sometime last year I realized that Facebook has taken the place of the quote journals I used to keep. Now I’m letting Mark Zuckerberg hold my favorite passages for me. Massive dislike.

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