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Clara spends her free time mostly blogging (at That Girl Magazine and sometimes CollegeFashion.net). Ask her where 'home' is and she'll tell you it's complicated. She comes from a family of stubborn lunatics with boundary issues, including the dog. Clara hates the patriarchy, unless there are heavy boxes involved.

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6 things that I think might happen at my high school reuinion

6 things that I think might happen at my high school reuinion

1. I won’t know anyone there. Maybe this is a real worry for some people, but my graduating class was 94 people, and I most of us were in school together since first grade. Still, I picture myself walking into a room full of strangers. 2. I will immediately revert to my high school self. I’ll immediately forget five(…)

ways to help the world while looking at cute dogs and art

ways to help the world while looking at cute dogs and art

Two very excellent shoutouts today! Both are fun ways to help the world. So you don’t have a real excuse not to. 1. Alexandria Animals Photo Calendar Contest So the Alexandria Animal Welfare League is holding a photo contest for cute animals. Go over there and vote on the best animals, for a small donation. The(…)

things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

Every few months, the “class coordinators” for my alma mater, a K-12 private school outside Washington DC, ask all of us for updates on our lives that they can put in the alumni magazine. And so every few months, we ask ourselves, “How can I make myself sound happiest and most successful without lying outright?”(…)

yet another blog post about the isla vista shooting

yet another blog post about the isla vista shooting

I guess this is how our nation copes with tragedies now. Hashtags. Twitter monologues. Blog posts. I wasn’t going to write one, I guess, but then I read this Thought Catalog article and it made me so mad that I had to sit down and explain every reason that it is partially right but mostly horrifically wrong.(…)