Category Archives: Spinach in the Teeth of Life

  1. Two-lane Roads Diverged


    September 27, 2017 by Jen

    Driving through Virginia this week, I’m pretty sure I discovered why so many rural Americans voted for President Trump: it’s …
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  2. The threat of dead house plant

    April 24, 2017 by Jen

    Geronimo is a big, beautiful, waxy green spathiphyllum* who is 3.5 feet tall and at least that wide. After some …
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  3. Dear Me

    April 8, 2017 by Jen

    Dear ten-year-old version of myself, Today I ate an entire yellow bell pepper for lunch because I’m an adult, and …
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  4. Copyright and Copywrong

    February 26, 2017 by Jen

    “It’s on the Internet, so it must be okay to use it.” Nooooooooooooooooo. As a long-time writer and blogger who …
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  5. What’s Next?


    July 12, 2016 by Jen

    *Yes, I’m back. But only just. It’s 2016, and I’m eating Ramen noodles for dinner. Pokemon is all the rage …
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  6. Lady Sense and the Art of Shaving


    April 11, 2015 by Jen

    Clipping coupons is dangerous if you are even moderately a feminist. Let me explain. I’ve posted before about my frustrations …
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  7. A Little Snark with Your Chocolate?


    February 13, 2015 by Jen

    This, in and of itself, advertised yesterday on the radio, is enough snark to last me for at least another …
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  8. Conversation Tips for the South


    February 10, 2014 by Jen

    Dear southern friends, I, like you, enjoy the crisp white transformation of the world that takes place when atmospheric water …
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  9. In Which North Carolina Panic(e)s


    December 8, 2013 by Jen

    Today, a few droplets of water reached the magical temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a process that daily and deliberately …
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  10. Scariest of All Pumpkins


    October 30, 2013 by Jen

    This year, I decided to step up my game, so I carved the scariest Halloween pumpkin of all time. … …
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