Help Me Write my Blog Tagline

One of the hardest parts for me about starting a blog was naming it, coming up with a logo (though I honestly still have to do this and land in a place I enjoy) and coming up with a tagline. I've had many different iterations of the line that goes under "Mae Goes West", and …

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Why I’m Deleting my Instacart App

Yesterday, Instacart shoppers published an open letter to Instacart regarding untenable working conditions and a lack of benefits. They cited five demands from the company. Upon further research, it looks like this is congruent with years of shopper complaints about exploitative practices. These are the shoppers demands: 1. Pay shoppers by order, not batch. "If …

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My Favorite Simple Autumnal Beverage – Only 4 Ingredients!

For years, I've been making this cocktail that's perfect for fall. I believe I found it on a blog and I can't remember which one (sorry to the blogger who created this recipe! I'm happy to give a shoutout if you're reading this.) Since then, I make it every time summer begins to dissipate into …

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Word of the Week: Desultory

DEH-sul-tor-ee, adjective Definition: Lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm. Occurring randomly or occasionally. Conversationally, constantly moving from one subject to another, half-heartedly. Example in my recent writings: Iro did not want to be or be seen as desultory -- she always had to have a plan. What are some ways you will use this word …

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Currently loving: Autumn Decor Essentials

As I've written many times previously (here, here, and here) autumn is basically my entire personality. October is my favorite month, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Usually I decorate for fall well before most people. Like I'm one of those people who decorates for Christmas November 1, but with fall. Malcolm and I've talked about …

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Creative Sunday: How we Infused Imagination into Our Weekly Routine

A few Sundays ago, Malcolm and I were sitting side-by-side on the couch, him with his loop pad, me with my typewriter, creating. I swear sometimes when we are both creating, there’s electricity in the air. I come up with my best ideas sitting next to Colm while he’s making music. As I reflected on …

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