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lauramccain

I like to write, dance, create arty stuff and learn as much as I can about all sorts of things. I am someone who wants to do more. I have a lot of interests and not enough time to pursue them. Mostly I'm trying to figure out how to navigate my way through this existence. Writing helps me to read the map.

I live in Bloomington, Indiana and work at Indiana University. I've been in Indiana for 13 years and I'm still surprised that I live here.

Note to self

Don’t even think about writing a poem about writing a poem. That’s just the type of thing you like to do, isn’t it? I know your type. And please don’t start choreographing some modern dance piece where you stand on stage and talk about Doris Humphrey, asymmetry, and […]

Does it matter?

I was having lunch on Tuesday with some coworkers. One of them mentioned a recent news story about a study that found artificial sweeteners can harm digestive bacteria. I wanted to ask him if the study mattered. I wanted to ask all of my colleagues at the table […]

Things will be fine

Let’s be good for a change Let’s not jump to conclusions Or be quick to judge All of this is illusion Maybe don’t hold a grudge You have a story much like mine Let’s agree that things will be fine Let’s be nice Let’s be kind Let’s take […]