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Election Day, One Year Later | Nov. 8, 2016 – Nov. 8, 2017

It’s been exactly one year since the last US presidential election, which is hard for me to believe. Time seems… stretchy, almost, easily compressible but just as easily drawn out, since it seem both too soon and not soon enough … Continue reading

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What Do I Have To Do To Feel Enough?

even on my best days even when i’m trying my hardest i still want to feel better. be better. even on saturdays when i study for fourteen hours (until my eyes are dry and my head aches). even on good … Continue reading

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How To Be Happy | 10 Things I Can Do More Often

This is a little list. It’s about the tiny, ordinary things I can do to be happier. I know doing them won’t lead to a magically perfect life, and neither will they cure my mental illnesses. That’s not the point. … Continue reading

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Tweaking My Brain Chemistry & (Slowly!) Finding Fulfillment Over The Summer

I’ve been a fan of Sam Dylan Finch and his blog Let’s Queer Things Up! for a long time now. From its beginning in 2014, LQTU has educated, comforted, and inspired me as a gay mentally ill person. Plus, Sam himself … Continue reading

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I’ve Made It This Far.

Trigger warning: This post contains mention of suicide ideation. I was sitting on my bed on one of my first days in Ireland, half-numb with jet lag, scrolling through Facebook on my phone, when I saw the post. One of … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Identity, Heritage, & Irish-Americanness

I am 1/8th Irish. That doesn’t make me special: It describes many of the people I know. Millions of Irish immigrated to the US in the last couple of centuries, so it’s not at all surprising that many of the … Continue reading

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The Familiar & Not

Yesterday was my last full day in Ireland and I spent it on a bus tour all by myself – to Giant’s Causeway, the Dark Hedges, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Belfast… I’d talked about going with friends, but they were … Continue reading

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