Alice in Wonderland

After I really started getting into subbing, a lot of the huge initial discomfort of being in my old community slooowwly began to shed. A primary discomfort contributor was that I felt like such an outsider in a super close-knit group: they worked together, lived together, some went to school with each other and were …

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No Sudden Movements

When I was in middle and high school, I took a few art classes partly because they seemed interesting and rather unfailable. Of course it was more difficult than I thought, and I really didn't have any obvious talent. Maybe I just didn't have talent, obvious or otherwise. One class was basic pottery, and I …

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Glazed Over

Jennifer and I met through a mutual friend in 2010. Over the years, we remained casual acquaintances but saw each other fairly often considering we lived in different cities. I remember in 2011, I was leaving the country for five months and our friend organized a surprise birthday/going-away party -- Jennifer gave me a cactus …

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