Author Archives: melissa

January 1, 2016

The first day of the rest of my life. Not to be dramatic, but– actually, in order to be very dramatic… My last day at work was December 31, 2015. I will spend 2016 working on a master’s degree, raising … Continue reading

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I read something the other day…

Hahaha, no. I saw something on Pinterest the other day. Black text on white background that said “Let’s just be who we really are.” I also found a Nabakov quote: “My heart was a hysterical unreliable organ.” It helps. I … Continue reading

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The Cult of the Natural Birth

I did the things I was supposed to do. I was dead set against induction, but I was only two days late so I didn’t have to fight that fight with the medical establishment. I declined the epidural. I declined … Continue reading

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Missing

Every few months, especially in periods of mental dormancy, I start thinking about the way words used to make me feel. Magical combinations of words. It wasn’t a good feeling. It was like being wound up too tight with no … Continue reading

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2011 in Pictures

Belated. Happy happy.  

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sunset

The sunset on Naxos, a slideshow.   Untitled from Jane Doe on Vimeo.

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Roast Chicken Sunday Dinner

I needed a project last weekend as my husband studied for some exams. Everything is from eatingwell.com. For the main course, I made a roast chicken. I’ve made a few before, but this time I abandoned Julia Child and opted … Continue reading

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