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Lady Leaders To Give You Life

Every time I write a beautiful piece of scathing satire about our current political climate, something unbelievable always breaks, rendering my snark outdated. Be it #TimesUp or “sh*thole” remarks, I’m just not fast enough to keep up so I thought I’d change tones and write about something life-giving. So here is a list of Lady Leaders,…… Continue reading Lady Leaders To Give You Life

humor maybe · Southeast Asia

Reverse Culture Shock: Thoughts of an Expat

So you wanna know what reverse culture shock is like when returning home for the holidays after living in the Philippines for half a year? No? Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of my denial that not everyone wants to entertain a day-by-day play of my last six months. You will land at…… Continue reading Reverse Culture Shock: Thoughts of an Expat

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Joy, Unspeakable Joy

You know that feeling when you try to wake up from a self-induced NyQuil coma and you’re kinda awake and moving, but also like, are you even? Living in Southeast Asia for nearly six months now has been like experiencing that transcendent, hazy dream-like state constantly interspersed with acute moments of the deepest, sharpest realities…… Continue reading Joy, Unspeakable Joy

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The Hallmark Channel Original Christmas Movie Original Drinking Game

It’s the most wonderful time of year again when it’s acceptable to admit that you watch Hallmark holiday movies followed by several obligatory qualifiers like “it’s only because they’re so bad” or “only during Christmas” or “only because I think it’s sad that Gretchen Weiners never got famous”. So grab a mug of eggnog (just…… Continue reading The Hallmark Channel Original Christmas Movie Original Drinking Game

humor maybe · The Magpie Reviews

The Magpie Reviews: The Bodyguard

In my family, we’ve had a long-running joke that my dad is secretly Kevin Costner. It all started when a couple years ago, Dad mentioned that someone once insisted he looked like the movie star. The part that was so funny though was that he was told this about twenty years ago meaning that my…… Continue reading The Magpie Reviews: The Bodyguard

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The Magpie Reviews: Alias Grace

In the hollow emptiness of the aftermath of finishing Stranger Things II, I was weak. I was searching. I was vulnerable to boring Netflix Originals. So I clicked the first thing in “Recommended For You” and was luckily blown away by the historical drama/thriller Alias Grace. So much so I thought, Margaret, you should totally share…… Continue reading The Magpie Reviews: Alias Grace