Monthly Archives: February 2013

Toxic Best Friend Origin Story

I’ve always had a close friend who hates me. Different girls and women have stepped into the role over the decades, but the job is rarely vacant. As far back as I can remember, I’ve had two kinds of friends: … Continue reading

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New Feature: Ask Mrs. Odie

Welcome to my newest blog feature, “Ask Mrs. Odie.” Sometimes in the comments, readers ask me questions that inspire me. Without any further ado, here is this week’s question: “Just curious, since you are an English teacher. What do you … Continue reading

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