Monthly Archives: January 2018

A Birch’s Guide to Exercise

Exercise is like Fight Club. If you don’t talk about it, it doesn’t exist. Don’t get caught up in its vicious cycle. The more you exercise, the more you have to exert yourself to raise your heart rate. Why do … Continue reading

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Eclipse – Variation on a Theme

Totality, baby! We observed the eclipse in Casper, Wyoming. Talk about cool. The Daily Post: Variation on a Theme

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Silence

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Silence   The South Dakota landscape owns a special kind of silence, wide and endless, a package of time oblivious to people. The prairie celebrates hardship and embraces the scars left by erosion. When left in … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Candid

My voice is a weapon, my words bullets against your guns. via Daily Prompt: Candid

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Just thought you should know: What I learned from the Lakota People.

Eighteen-year-old Andreanna Catt from Seeding Sovereignty spoke. The situation on reservations is dire. This article doesn’t mention that 1 out of 3 indigenous women are victims of abuse, nearly twice the national average

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Exist to Resist

For fuck’s sake. His embrace of the Women’s March feels like the purvy cousin who used to watch us play in the sprinklers when we were kids while he chain-smoked and drank Keystone Light. Ugh. Does he think we marched because of how … Continue reading

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Branding, Baby

I’ve been told not let my politics rule my social media profiles. It could cost book sales. Well, I say fuck that. I am going to bathe in my values because I give a shit. If what I think contributes … Continue reading

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How I know I’m old

Three hairs! appeared OVERNIGHT on my chin. I braided them with tiny beads. It looks cool. I can’t undo my bra behind my back with one hand anymore. I don’t know if I’m old or my flexibility is limited to putting … Continue reading

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Weathered: Sacred Places

Daily Post Challenge, Weathered Bear Butte, located northeast of Sturgis, South Dakota, is an important religious site for many plains tribes including the Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne. Geologically, it’s not a butte but a laccolith, an intrusive igneous body that uplifts the … Continue reading

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OVERUSED PHRASES USED ON THE NEWS

Tweetstorm. For some reason, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum come to mind. I’m thinking Trump and Kim Jong-un. They have similar silhouettes. And haircuts (because they are weird.) A lot to unpack. With so much unpacking they could have traveled … Continue reading

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