Category Archives: Book of Me

  1. In Review: 2021


    January 3, 2022 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2021 that you’d never done before?
    Smoked weed.

    Yes, really. I also didn’t drink until I was very nearly 21. I guess my early adoption tendencies just never extended to adult substances.

  2. In Review: 2020

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    January 1, 2021 by 8junebugs

    “Courage is inherent in all creatures; it is the quality that keeps them alive, because they endure. You can damage the creature, yes, and it may die…but as long as it lives and endures, each living part has as much courage as it can hold.”

  3. Once you run in the water*

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    August 7, 2020 by 8junebugs

    So I’m a single sculler now. For the foreseeable future, it’s just me, myself, and I on the water in …
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  4. One white journey to(ward) anti-racism

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    June 4, 2020 by 8junebugs

    tl:dr: Trust Black people when they tell you about their lives.

    If it would help you to see what that looked like for a white person you know, one raised to “not see color,” my story is here.

  5. In review: 2019

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    January 1, 2020 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2019 that you’d never done before? Dumped a small boat? Developed a bikini wax tolerance? …
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  6. In review: 2018

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    December 31, 2018 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2018 that you’d never done before? Got a haircut that involves clippers. Also ran a Turkey …
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  7. A farewell letter

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    December 17, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Dear uterus — We’ve been through a lot together, you and I. I mean, we’ve been together from the start, …
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  8. 10 Motherless Years

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    November 2, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Ten years is a long time. How did it pass so quickly?

  9. The Velocity of Loss


    September 12, 2018 by 8junebugs

    This is the cadence of life after a certain point — we are increasingly grief-adjacent. The losses mount, and the understanding of the impact each person has on countless others grows.

  10. The Keto Experiment

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    February 8, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Well, it took 40 years, but I’m finally on trend with something. I’m in week 3 of a ketogenic diet.