I am starting a newsletter! If you’re interested in following me online, please click through to sign up and receive my roughly weekly messages. I’ve never been a consistent blogger but I do love sharing links, ideas, and stories. I hope you’ll join me on this new frontier!
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Blueberry dark chocolate banana bread? Yes, it is as good as it sounds! I am a complete novice to baking–as in, I can even mess up cake mixes–but this recipe is foolproof, as well as vegan and low-fat. Adapted from Treehugger. Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking […]
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It’s the start of a new year, and with it a new Self-Image video. This trend was started by my friend Eric, and it’s rather startling to click back through past years and see how much has changed about your friends and yourself.
This year ended up being a fairly trying one for me. I moved, took on two new jobs (currently have three! Can we top that?), began taking senior-level classes, and dealt with several deaths in my family. I’m constantly changing as a person, too, and while I am happy for most of them, it is weird and destabilizing to change so much and so frequently. I discussed that very weirdness in a video last week.
However, commenters have noticed an optimistic tone in this Self Image video, and they’re right. I am excited about my direction and eager to see what the new year brings.
Want to get in on the conversation? Join us and post a Self-Image video as a response to Eric’s!
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Good morning, Wonkistan! I’ve started a very exciting new project with my friend and collaborator Ivan. We call it Wonkistan, an Independent Nomadic Republic existing outside of this pesky dimension’s distance and geography. Our friendship is largely about enthusiastic celebration, nuanced discussion, and flailing about awesome stuff on the Internet–and we know some of you […]
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YA author Maureen Johnson discussed young adult literature with, er, interesting columnist Meghan Cox Gurdon. I felt very strongly about her article, so I called in to give my opinion. This is basically what I said, for those of you who missed it: — Good morning, my name is Amanda, I’ve been a reader my […]
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Hallo, there! It appears to be April once more, and this year I will be doing my best to participate in BEDA. Woo!
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Who knew I’d post again so soon? Eh? Not me. But I have to, see. Because — My life is ridiculous. I left work at five, but since I was seeing a show (a broadcast of Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein) at seven in the same building, there was no sense in going home and coming […]
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Hello! This is a blog! It’s my blog! I’ve kept journals, longhand and online, to varying degrees of failure for my whole life. I’ve no promises this one will go any better, but hey, I’m trying. I won’t promise to blog once a week or anything because “school/work/rest” can get a little dull. But when I have Things to Say, they will be said here.
So. Today I have Things to Say about veganism.
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Hello! Welcome to my new blog, AmandaMcLoughlin.com. Whether you know me as a freelance writer, a student, a YouTuber, or a poet, I hope this website will prove informative and helpful. You will see at the top of the page links to different parts of the site, including contact information, appearances and events, YouTube-specific news, […]
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