FIRST: we already know things aren’t simple or good

If there’s any all-encompassing deep, dark truth that we’ve learned in 2020, it’s probably rooted in the fact that we have very little control over the big picture. We can do the best under the circumstances, but at the end of the day, bad things will sometimes happen, jealousies will take hold, and things will…

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cutting out what holds you back

There’s a large green hedge that sits at the corner of our office entrance. Over the winter months, it grows a little unruly: some branches sticking out further than others; its tiny, prickly leaves poking any stray arm that crosses its path. On a clear day, you’d pay no mind. But on a rainy day,…

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play, girl, play

So if you haven’t heard already, this week country artist Maren Morris made her debut in Playboy magazine. I’d seen some of the preview shots on Instagram and found them rather striking – no nip, but a lot of hip cowgirl, ’70s influence. Only a few hours later, I received a text from my mom,…

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being a girl is fun: an inside look at a trip to the gyno

So you’re sitting in a busy office waiting room, waiting to have your lady bits poked and prodded by a metallic piece of equipment. There are children running around, remaining successfully un-caught by their mothers who are already another 5 months pregnant. There are very important-looking ladies having very important-looking hushed conversations on their cell…

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