Ned Vizzini: Suicide Ends the Story

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Ned Vizzini, the author of It’s Kind of a Funny Story, died by suicide on Thursday. I just found out and burst into tears. He wrote other things which are of importance, too, but most of us know his name from his memoir turned Hollywood movie, starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, and Viola Davis. It’s Kind of a … Read More

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Writer’s Regret

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In writing this blog, I go through cycles of being proud to being unsure to being downright confused. Today I’m confused about my responsibility as both a writer and a human being. My last post was a giant warning to my readers to avoid a faux documentary called A Necessary Death. I received two comments from readers, one on WordPress … Read More

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An Unnecessary Movie

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Documentary lovers, beware of A Necessary Death currently listed in the Rogers OnDemand documentary section. Why? It is life’s most horrific moments captured on film, and real enough to make you believe that it’s actually happening. Wait, what’s that? Oh, someone forgot to mention that it is not an actual documentary. It’s a faux documentary. Excuse my French, but holy … Read More

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8 Steps to Being More Social

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Just because I get anxious around people it doesn’t mean that I can magically get by without connecting with others, though I often wish I could. Human beings are social animals, and although I feel like a freak a lot, I think I am human. I think you  might be too! I’ve been way more social than usual lately and … Read More

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 1

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I have an assignment for you: stay tuned over the next twelve days for Daisies and Bruises’ Twelve Days of Christmas! Easy homework with lots of rewards and you don’t get graded. Cool? Cool! I found this confetti angel in a crack on the sidewalk about a week ago. On the way to therapy I saw it as a sign … Read More

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Mono No Aware

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Mono no aware is the bittersweet realization of time passing, sometimes tinged with the feeling of it not being enough. The phrase is Japanese, sometimes symbolized in cherry blossoms because of their short blooming times. I researched the concept and its tie-in with cherry blossoms before deciding they would be part of my first tattoo. The cherry blossoms in my … Read More

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Tangible Tv Land

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“You told me about the movie Outbreak when we were about eleven years old and the concept scared the shit out of me. Fifteen years later, I’m finally watching it…and it’s scaring the shit out of me!” I texted my cousin Sunday night. “Hahaha, That’s amazing that you remember that! I can’t even remember what the movie is about :)” … Read More

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Making Your Own Luck

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A few months ago I stood on a high school auditorium stage and announced that when I was in high school, I was too scared to go into the cafeteria because of all the students that would be staring at me. I briefly realized that I was standing in front of twice as many students (which is pretty awesome) but … Read More

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