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The Owl Backpack

Sometimes I suspect, deep down—way, way deep down, for fear of diagnosable narcissism—that I’m in a movie. Because that’s the third time in six weeks I’ve seen that particular owl backpack. The blue one with the red geometric jewel eyes and little ears poking out of the top. All in different neighborhoods, neatly divided among […]

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I don’t know where to start, so I’ll just say it. I hate what Orange Juice and Toothpaste has become. Or rather, I hate what I made it—what it’s been from the beginning. In 2012, when I first thought about starting a blog, I was honestly quite nervous. I mean, I had been out of […]

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