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What You’ll Remember

July 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

Previously published on The Next Good Thing. Over the past several years, my mom’s dementia has been slowly progressing. While her mind has been fading, her body has [...]

Notes from Nanea | Ordinary Sad

June 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

My dear Sweatpants & Coffee tribe, I woke up the other day feeling sad. There’s the Big Sad, because, you know, terrible, not-fun life events, but then there’s also [...]

Personal Essay | The Strength in Weaknesses

February 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Minnesota is corn. Lots of it. Like, you are literally surrounded by corn. The second thing that comes to mind when I think [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | The First Shower After

September 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

We sit side by side on padded chairs next to the exam table, my husband and I. He’s there for emotional support but that part is easy. Physically, he’s not sure where to [...]

Movie Review | A Monster Calls

December 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.” –        Patrick [...]
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