Alecia Pawloski
Life musings, political observations and the occasional baked good to help us through all of it
Created 11 Nov 2020
  • Violence
    12 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    I recently binged the limited series Maid on Netflix. It is based on one of my favorite books of the same name by Stephanie Land. It tells the story of a single mom who worked her ass off to leave her...
  • Reinvention
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    There is a practice used by firefighters called controlled burning and it is used to maintain the health of a forest. This seems counterintuitive, destroying a part of something to improve its quality...
  • Want
    24 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    A little over a month ago, I stopped eating. Not completely. But I severely altered the way I ate. A typical day would look like this: A coffee, which I would drink about half of and then I would deci...
  • Less is More
    04 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    When I was a teenager, I had a poster in my room with a quote by Margaret Mead, the author, speaker, and anthropologist: “ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change t...
  • A Thank You.
    21 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Sometimes I feel like I am drowning in all the things I want to write about. The ideas could be in my head, on the notes app on my phone, in the journal I always keep in my purse, or the many document...
  • Hello/Goodbye
    23 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    After a year of mostly being isolated, I thought the “return to normal” activities I would most look forward to would involve people. As I write this, there are 12 other people in this house; I can he...
  • Dear Madre, Year 6
    27 May 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Hey Madre. Usually, in these letters, I update you on my life, but mostly my life has been the same. I have been talking to you in my head more; of all of the years you’ve been gone, this is the one I...
  • Shots
    17 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I woke up this morning before 7 am, which is not unheard of for me, but it is rare. That’s because today was my anxiety’s Christmas — I got my first vaccine shot. I very rarely get sick. I can’t remem...
  • The Memory Collectors
    16 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    There is a small bag that sits beside my desk; I call it my love bag. It is the first thing I would grab if the house were on fire or if I had to leave suddenly. It holds mostly papers — cards from fa...
  • A note.
    24 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Happy Spring! I was at Target today, and looking at the fully stocked hand soap aisle, it was hard to fathom just a year ago those shelves likely would have been bare. February through Mid-March is us...
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