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The Darkest Timeline: Day 40

I’m waking up at the start of the end of the world,
But its feeling just like every other morning before.

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The Darkest Timeline: Day 30

It’s been a month since Election Day. A month since we broke away from sanity and branched off into the Darkest Timeline. Yep, I’ll let that sink in for a moment. You good? No? Don’t worry, I’m not, either. Trying to keep up with every off-the-cuff tweet, international dustup, and terrifying cabinet appointment is beyond […]

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NaNoWriMOh Yeah, I Was Supposed to Be Doing This

Let me start with what y’all really care about: my word count. Even having made things easy on myself, I only wrote a paltry 15102 words.

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The Darkest Timeline: Day 7

At this time a week ago, I still thought Hillary Clinton was going to be president. I told my students as much, because while everyone else was watching the trainwreck was last week’s election results, I was trying to teach my students Portuguese adjectives have to be pluralized alongside their verb. I say trying, because this is […]

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The Darkest Timeline: Day 5

Not much to say today. Been doing a lot of thinking instead. Dumbledore might have had his problems, but these words of his have never spoken to me as strongly as they do now. Things went wrong. Maybe I was wrong. How can I be better? How can I make things better for those around me? […]

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Letters to Myself: Election 2016 Edition

Dear November 2017 Liz, I hope this letter finds you well. I know you’ll stumble across it next year when it pops up in your Facebook ‘On This Day’ notification. If you’re reading this from Lisbon, the worst has happened and Donald Trump is President of the United States. However, I hope you laugh that […]

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My Comic Con Journey: Preview Night and Day 1

Three years ago, quidditch was only on my radar because I had sighted a Silicon Valley Skrewts practice from the perch of my lifeguard’s chair at the El Camino YMCA. Eventually I’d begin my time at San Jose State and catch a glimpse of quidditch hoops at club day while looking for the Portuguese Club […]

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Liz’s Hot Takes: The Right Kind of Immigrant

Sabato Jr. knowing what socialism is like me knowing what a dictatorship is b/c my parents grew up in the Estado Novo. #RNCinCLE — Elizabeth Barcelos (@lavender_ink) July 19, 2016 I was typing fast, feeling furious, and trying to fit within Twitter’s 140 character limit, so go easy on the grammar of that tweet. I […]

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I Didn’t Vote For Hillary

It’s true; I didn’t. In 2008, that is. Never mind that I have been in the tank for her for years. Not just back then, but all the way back when she was the First Lady. I didn’t vote for Obama, either. I didn’t vote in that primary at all because I thought my vote […]

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