Author Archives: mdydyn

About mdydyn

Writer, Blogger, Delusional Optimist.

Playlists and Inspiration

It’s been a long time since I have blogged here.  It’s been a long time since I wrote much of anything for myself. I write a lot for other people. Blogs, articles, manuals…  pieces of content that are requested and … Continue reading

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Stop with the Body Shaming.

Body image issues plague women today. Rare are the women who can look you in the face and tell you they think that they are beautiful. Few are the women who can say “I love my body and everything about … Continue reading

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The “After” Myth

Originally posted on Can Anybody Hear Me?:
After. It’s here. In my first post, Before, 3 years ago, I said “I’m not to After yet, but I’m closer to After than to Before.” I now weigh 117 – 120 pounds (depending…

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Autumn

Autumn is my favorite season. There’s always been something about it. This quote from an old TV show sums up my feelings: Sundays this time of year, I used to lay in bed and watch the morning football game. And … Continue reading

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The Best 21st Century Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen.

I’m not superstitious.  I don’t worry about walking under ladders, I don’t flinch when I step on a crack and if a black cat crosses my path, I’m more apt to chase after it making soft kiss-y noises than I … Continue reading

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Vagabonds and Transients

I woke up and I didn’t know where I was.  The light that filtered into my room through the sheers that covered the windows indicated that it was near dawn.  The green glowing lights from the alarm clock indicated that … Continue reading

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Just another day in paradise.

I woke up with the sun.  Really, I woke up because the room was so cold, I couldn’t sleep anymore.  The air conditioner was cranked up so high that the windows had fogged in our room.  Sister was all curled … Continue reading

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On paradise, coriander and waiting for Stephanie.

It’s taken me months to write this post.  Months to be able to revisit this place in my mind.  Maybe I needed it to be hotter.  Maybe I needed the humidity to set in for me to be able to … Continue reading

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On the Road to Paradise

The van that picked us up from the hostel was gloriously air conditioned.  So conditioned that it almost felt cold when we got in.  We piled into the van and off we ventured down the highway.  Traveling in a motor … Continue reading

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Hanoi: (part 3) Wisdom, Literature and Government

Humidity punctuated the heat of the day with a wetness that counteracted showering and rendered makeup useless.  Sweat found its way into everything, leaving us dehydrated to a dangerous level despite the fact that we were constantly soaking wet.  Water … Continue reading

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