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The journey to another Final Four

The journey to Tampa for the 2019 women’s basketball Final Four for the UConn Huskies didn’t begin with a Tuesday afternoon plane ride out of Connecticut. It didn’t begin with UConn’s Elite Eight win over Louisville, or the gutsy, dominant win at Notre Dame in December, or even the opening jump ball of the 2018-2019 women’s… Continue reading The journey to another Final Four

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Best books from a very long 2018

Hello and Happy New Year's Eve, dear reader. It's been a long year, hasn't it? Kind of feels like it's been the longest year in the history of the universe. Maybe that's why I was able to squeeze SO MUCH reading in this year, because it's been the year that never ever ends. Will it… Continue reading Best books from a very long 2018

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A woman’s sacrifice

I don't know that I actually have articulate words to express what I felt during Dr. Ford's testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. I don't know that there are words to relay this kind of helpless rage, this endless, soundless screaming into the void, this "I want to tear my skin off and… Continue reading A woman’s sacrifice

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How to survive your birthday

I hate birthdays. There's just a natural, crushing disappointment that arrives every year alongside the phone calls and the birthday cards. Maybe it's because I hate goodbyes, and no matter how much better I've gotten at saying hello to each subsequent chapter of my life, saying goodbye to time never gets easier. Or maybe it's… Continue reading How to survive your birthday

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The books I’ve read have become my passport

When the new year arrived, I decided I was going to read less this year (I cannot for the life of me remember what my reasoning was, though I think it had something to do with carving out more time to finish *an important thing* and the fact that I'm starting grad school this fall).… Continue reading The books I’ve read have become my passport