Tag Archives: adolescence

Mundane Monday: on being optimistic

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On Saturday, I spent perhaps an hour and a half crying — no, sobbing, raging with tears in my eyes, lamenting my situation to the heavens above. They didn’t listen very well, but I don’t expect them to. Then on Sunday I did things. I was generally productive. My boyfriend came to visit me and we got to watch some… Read more »

Whatever Wednesday: Banned Books Week and full disclosure about my adolescence

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This is cross-posted from katjevanloon.com.  September 24th through October 1st is Banned Books Week. Over the years, many books and writers have been banned or challenged — for political reasons or just some vague feeling of “needing to protect the children”. Until this year, I’d never sought to read a banned book. Then I decided I’d try and find one,… Read more »