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Welcome to Tina Says where I am posting essays, articles, and editorials. Some of these are stand-alone pieces of writing and some are chapter previews for a future memoir. I want to entertain you with engaging, thought-provoking, and sometimes humorous pieces and I look forward to comments and feedback. For more on my background and other creative pursuits, see the About page.

Please note that if I don’t respond quickly it’s because I may have slow internet where I am at the time. I travel a lot! All responses should be within a few days, ideally.

  • Living Alone — But Not Lonely

    August 23, 2019 by

    It’s ok to not love people all the time. Some people are not as “peopley” as other people. And that’s ok. Back in the day, maybe before social media made things more out there, alternative lifestyles were considered a “bad” thing. Parents would push kids to marry at a certain age and with a certain… Read more

  • A Bittersweet Good-Bye

    August 16, 2019 by

    I said good-bye to my last tarantula, Mr. Nazca, today. Not for a sad reason but because he is now in the twilight of his life, has reached sexual maturity, and I thought he should live out his life spreading his genes. If you know me, you know that I am very sentimental about all… Read more

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