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Cnoc Outdoors and representation in video

Cnoc Outdoors and representation in video

I’m proud to be part the Cnoc Outdoors Kickstarter campaign, which includes trans and nonbinary adventurers as models for outdoors gear. And to be involved in a company that is looking for solutions better than disposable products.

Tilt

Tilt

When I was a teenager, I was in love with an Irish boy I met at a summer camp. He sent me beautiful love letters. He told me Tilt by Scott Walker was amazing. I bought the albums he recommended. I bought the Tilt CD. I convinced myself I liked it. I wanted to have such esoteric taste in music. I still want to be half as cool as I thought that boy was.   Scott Walker’s death was announced…

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These Doc Martens Have Been Trouble from the Start

These Doc Martens Have Been Trouble from the Start

In 2007 I moved to Japan to teach English. I was too tall for the bikes, and wore the worst-possible footwear. It was a dangerous combo. I had given up looking for the bakery with the great croquettes and was heading back toward a different bakery when I suddenly couldn’t pedal anymore. I looked down and realized that one of the loops of my Doc Marten bootlaces had gotten caught and pulled taut from one end of the pedal shaft…

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My advice on breakups on Mashable

My advice on breakups on Mashable

And Lauren Hudgins, a digital strategist, has a similar rule. She copies and archives everything relationship-related that’s on her phone, and stores it in a place she doesn’t frequently look. “Delete from all places you usually look,” she advises. From “Wiping your ex from your phone is now an important breakup ritual” on Mashable

Orcas Island Lit Fest

Orcas Island Lit Fest

I’m planning to volunteer for the Orcas Lit Fest on Orcas Island the weekend of April 13-15, 2018. The festival aims to “bring together people who love to read books with respected authors, poets, and editors for a dynamic series of panel discussions, writing workshops, and a ‘Lit Crawl’ around the Eastsound village.” I’m excited to go because I’ve never been to the beautiful Orcas Island. And going to a beautiful island with other writers is even better. Early bird…

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Hating Comic Sans is Ableist in Top 20

Hating Comic Sans is Ableist in Top 20

My essay about my sister, dyslexia, and Comic Sans was one of the top 20 most read essays on The Establishment for 2017. By tackling crucial issues with nuanced incisiveness, these 20 stories — the most read and shared of the year — played a key part in making 2017, in some ways at least, bearable and even emboldening. Now, please: Can 2018 actually be better than 2017?

Mysterious Stinkhorn Growing on a Tree

Mysterious Stinkhorn Growing on a Tree

On 11/19/17 my sister, Jess Hudgins, was hiking in Cook Forest State Park when she found a stinkhorn growing on a tree at the junction of Tom’s Run Road and Brown’s Run. Thinking the stinkhorn looked particularly phallic growing from an upright tree, she snapped a couple unfocused pictures to send to me. I cannot find any other reports of a stinkhorn growing on a tree. They are known to grow in rich soil and on very rotted wood. Jess…

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To the Point Collaborative- Wikipedia Consulting

To the Point Collaborative- Wikipedia Consulting

One of my clients is to To the Point Collaborative. They’re a very friendly digital agency that does branding, design and marketing—focusing on healthcare and nonprofits. I do digital advertising for them. The most fascinating service they offer is wikipedia consulting. Many companies and individuals with personal brands struggle with Wikipedia. They’re represented on Wikipedia in a way they feel is unfair or outdated. Since many information seekers look to Wikipedia as a first and trusted source, it’s a pretty…

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magi-11 year old dystopian resident

magi-11 year old dystopian resident

My sister recently found an unfinished young-adult mecha scifi in our parents’ house. She insists it isn’t her writing, so it’s probably mine, but I don’t remember it. Maybe I do? I think I was in a creative writing course at a summer camp when I was 13, and our teacher told us to try writing the voice of someone much younger. To me, 11 years old was much younger. Typos are consistent with what was originally written. I think…

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Oy Vey Vegan Giveaway

Oy Vey Vegan Giveaway

One of my clients, Estee Raviv, author of Oy Vey Vegan and creator of From Estee’s Kitchen, is giving away a copy of her cookbook on Goodreads! Enter by November 7. Goodreads Book Giveaway Oy Vey Vegan – Vegan Cuisine with a Mediterranean Flare by Estee Raviv Giveaway ends November 02, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Released in November 2016, Oy Vey Vegan is a journey into the wide world of plant based foods. Recipes were…

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