Earlier this week, I started posting a long piece I’m working on: Snow Globes, which chronicles what was probably the most difficult period of my life so far. My mother said she couldn’t read it,… Continue reading

Snow Globes (Part 1)

I’ve debated whether or not to post what I’m about to post. In the end, being closed off about it has only made things more difficult for me. Portions of this have been… Continue reading

Happy Romantically Ambiguous New Year!

10:00 PM. New Year’s Eve 2014. Manhattan. Outside my friend’s apartment, I slip into my gold glitter stilettos, noticing how similar the color is to my bare legs. I stow my flats in my… Continue reading


The truth is, I had intended to abandon Reheated Coffee. Last fall, I started working on my application for MFA programs in creative nonfiction, which absorbed much of my writing time, but also… Continue reading

My Sister and I Don’t Even Like Pigs (Anniversary Post)

In honor of my 2nd WordPress Anniversary this week, I thought I would re-post my first ever Freshly Pressed post, just as it appeared in August 2012: I was digging through my box… Continue reading

Darth Vader was My High School Speech and Debate Mascot (Part 2)

Find Part I of this post here. Our team of honey badgers entered every school with the swagger of the Imperial Army. We would march past the cafeteria, where the other teams congregated,… Continue reading

Darth Vader was My High School Speech and Debate Mascot (Part I)

My non-speech and debate friends used to refer to my high school speech and debate team as a “cult.” And as a member of said team, I can say that they were kind… Continue reading

Wire Mother

Here’s a very short poem I wrote this weekend while listening to a few friends their favorite songs that I’ve never heard. “Wire Mother” wire mother cold and comforting; hugs with fingertips while I… Continue reading

A Quarter of A Century

Today is my 25th birthday. I was not, as per my birthday wish, woken up by song birds while woodland creatures dressed me and tied my hair in adorable ribbon bows. I did… Continue reading

Why Excel is Better than a Boyfriend

I believe that excel spreadsheets are useful in almost any situation . I make a new one at work almost every day and I’m not even in the data analysis biz. Even in… Continue reading

You’re Awesome! So What’s Wrong with You?

Recently, I learned that at least part of my friend’s parents’ Christmas dinner discussion revolved around my lack of a boyfriend. I was not at this Christmas dinner. In fact, I have not… Continue reading

A New Year, A New Absolutely Nothing

Another year has passed and, though I’ve experienced a number of quite significant changes in the previous twelve months, nothing, really, has changed. I could sit here and list all the things I… Continue reading