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Kristi Myers

Kristi Myers
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
January 03
Freelance Commercial Writer and Consultant
Hieroglyph Communications
I am a "thirtysomething" Mom and freelance writer raising the most incredible 9 year-old on the planet. Work (when I could get it) is writing technical manuals, marketing materials and grant requests for clients ranging from small nonprofit agencies to large national corporations. I just finished my Master of Arts in Education, an accomplishment that qualifies me for not much of anything in this economy. I love working with children and spend my days supporting kids with disabilities. I lie about my age. I just want to be happy. And to win the lottery.


MARCH 13, 2012 9:57AM

Look How Far We Have Fallen

Ten years ago I was living in a different world.  I had a great job that I loved passionately.  I earned a nice salary, had health insurance, and even had $20k in a retirement account.  I was driving a new car and could afford hobbies.  When I was sick, I went… Read full post »

So I was browsing ThinkGeek and found this very interesting little synth-y device called the Bliptronic 5000

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No matter what the talking heads on TV say, the economy isn’t getting better for many, many people. Regular people are still being slowly squeezed until they can’t manage anymore. People who used to have 750+ FICO scores who never missed payments and always expected to have a roof… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 7, 2009 1:15PM

We became "poor" to help our daughter

We have the most beautiful little girl in the world.  She is smart, funny, confident, talented and wonderful.  She is a blogger, a clothing designer, and a prolific artist.  And she is all of these things in spite of impossible beginnings that should have ruined all chances of reaching… Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2009 3:23PM

Today I became an "old person"

Well, it was yesterday, to be exact.  I was having dinner at Damon's, playing that nifty trivia game, when it happened.  We were there to celebrate my cousin Zach's 21st birthday before he headed back to college.  Between rounds 2 and 3, the guy with the microphone announced "Today we… Read full post »

My Grandma died from colon cancer when I was 18 years old. I was a freshman in college, away from home for the first time, engrossed in my first really serious relationship, and figuring out exactly who I was. Grandma had been sick for just over a year when… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 25, 2008 8:21AM

My friend died...and now I feel so old

In July 2007, I lost a friend. Chuck, my husband's cousin, died after living 37 years with Cystic Fibrosis. It was expected, and yet it wasn't.  As my husband said, we had been preparing for this our whole lives, but we still weren't ready. We knew it was coming, but we… Read full post »

I guess I am a bit of a contradiction in terms. I am a feminist - a very liberal, pro-choice feminist who couldn't be more left-leaning. I am a registered Democrat who spent the election nights of 2000 and 2004 crying in my beer, claiming that democracy was dead… Read full post »