Dear Anita / Dear Cassie


January 2017

Dear Cassie: I’m dying

Dear Cassie, I haven't been this sick in 4-5 years. Why me?! Why Now?! My upper body is so sore from coughing so much and so hard. I feel like I've been doing sit-ups continuously for days. This freakin' sucks!!!!... Continue Reading →


Dear Anita: When Do I Get to be Beautiful?

Dear Anita, I used to think of growing up as a transformation process, a la Cinderella (pre-midnight dash). I expected to wake up one day the adult version of myself, my fairy godmother having secreted in during the night. I... Continue Reading →

Dear Cassie: On Cars … & Idiots

Dear Cassie, Didn't we all go through Driver's Ed, take that daunting Written Exam at the dreadful DMV, and afterwards, the long awaited Driving Test. Only after passing all 3, do you get your credit card sized Driver's License - ready... Continue Reading →

Dear Anita: On the Importance of Outside Time

Dear Anita, The forecast called for rain, but I’m currently soaking in the last of the afternoon sun. A bright point in an otherwise daunting day. I don’t pretend to be well versed in the intricacies of our national politics,... Continue Reading →

Dear Cassie: Allergies Suck!

Dear Cassie,   Who in the right mind appreciates allergies? Nobody! There are so many forms of allergies - sneezing, itching, coughing, hives, etc. None of these symptoms are fun! As you know, I just very recently adopted 2 of... Continue Reading →

Dear Anita: Therapy is Hard

Dear Anita, Let’s be real, is there anything as needlessly uncomfortable as therapy? As raising your hand, as calling up a perfect stranger and declaring, “Hello, my name is Cassie and I can no longer manage my life, my relationships,... Continue Reading →

Dear Cassie: Isn’t Language Beautiful?

Dear Cassie, On the surface, the word language sounds just as flat as it looks on paper. Sometimes, even the meaning of language could be just as boring. But when I think of language, I think of culture, diversity, and... Continue Reading →

Dear Anita: I’m an Idiot!

Dear Anita, Are our scars what make The mistakes that teach hard lessons; the accidents that force new paths. My first scar was given upon birth, a large hemangioma on my left upper thigh. The tangled mass of blood... Continue Reading →

Dear Cassie: What is Life Without Cats?

Dear Cassie, Can you believe it? These two inseparable kittens will soon be mine! Little kitties are so adorable, and I can't wait to hold them in my arms and name them! I've never been able to indulge in the... Continue Reading →

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