Friday, April 19, 2013

You Are More Beautiful Than You Think

You are more beautiful than you think.

Unbelievably dull, dead, brown hair.
No forehead, no chin.
Round face.
Bushy unibrow.
Eyes slightly too big, and slightly too close together.
Eyes an uninspired brown.
Crooked nose.
Upper lip just as full as lower lip.
Crooked teeth.
Pallid skin.
Tiny stature.
Big boned.
Top heavy.
Muffin top.
Thunder thighs.
Hairy body.
Flabby arms.
Flabby thighs.



What happened to us? That we now send our children into the world like we send young men to war. Hoping for their safe return but knowing that some will be lost along the way.

Boston, stay vigilant. Stay safe.

Friday, April 12, 2013


"To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time." - Ida Pamandanan-Salangsang.


"We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. 

We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving.

We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins.

We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We never want to be as passive-aggressive as our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers.

We are the daughters of the feminists who said “You can be anything” and we heard “You have to be everything.""

Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


"There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sorts of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe that they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is, without question, the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous."

- American Gods.