Author Archives: Michelle

About Michelle

Knitting Tin Hats since 2004.

Community Involvement

I spend a lot of time thinking about writing, sometimes feeling really vulnerable and uncomfortable about my words being out there. Lately I’ve been ready to write, with a whole post in organized and laid out in my mind, and … Continue reading

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a few musings on art and a love letter for a friend

I remember standing in the Clyfford Still museum in Denver and feeling the electrified energy of his art wash over me. And I thought, he is long gone, but what he made still has the energy that he poured into … Continue reading

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The past several months, in photos

That’s it! Bye now!

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On the day of my sorrow

I think ahead to the time when I won’t have my mother and I won’t have my father and I feel a deep sorrow. I can try, with flowery language to express it, but I can not. Losing my father … Continue reading

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Letting go

There comes a time when you come to the horrible, sinking realization that your parents are fallible. Even when you grow up as the kid of weird 1970s doomsday hippies, that the inevitable does eventually reach it’s logical conclusion. That … Continue reading

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multidimensional me

That thing where you read some Roxanne Gay and she talks about how we as a society don’t allow women to be unlikeable, multidimensional human beings. In films. In books. In porn. In art. But no one is just any … Continue reading

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Happy dreaming

I found myself with a seat at the hotel bar after the Women’s March on Washington, surrounded by three fellow WVU alumni. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go when I said where I had been the entire … Continue reading

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The 9:30

We called it the 9:30, like we say the 405 out here in California. It was a club in DC, and there was both the old 9:30 and the new 9:30 and I was lucky enough to have visited both. … Continue reading

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Vulnerability is

Vulnerability is that moment directly after you hit “send.” Vulnerability is that moment when you’re in the air after nage throws you, but before the moment when you hit the ground. Vulnerability is that moment after you hit the ground, … Continue reading

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Scared of Thunder and Lightening

I discovered this painting in the Molaa in a special dia de los muertos exhibit a couple days after I turned forty and absolutely fell in love with it. It says She wasn’t sure what would happen next, she hadn’t … Continue reading

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