Why I Need Optimists

I think there are two kinds of selfishness.  There’s the negative kind where you become a narcissist, forcefully oblivious to the needs and concerns of the world around you.  There’s also the kind where you choose to recognize what you need to be healthy and happy, and make a conscious effort to meet those needs […]

Esther Day 2012: What I Mean When I Say I Love You

Happy Esther Day, my loves!  Esther Day is a celebration of the birthday and life of our friend Esther.  It involves, primarily, telling our family and platonic friends that we love them.  This expression of love was Esther’s sixteenth birthday wish.  A few weeks later, after many years fighting papillary thyroid cancer, Esther died. This […]

old times

soon enough no one will remember that sticky month everything tasted like Christmas Paul’s puddle of blood congealed on rough concrete dropped silverware a clatter of church bells the squall flooding the ash black river James Dean crucified on the ceiling won’t rise again marker tattoos seeping into smooth scars fading slowly


Little Known Fact:  I was not born Lydia Page.  I changed my name (rather recently, as it were) because of things like Feminism and Autonomy and Daddy Issues, or something.  It was among the best decisions I’ve ever made, even though I still get confused when professors take attendance.  It was also the most tedious […]