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Just another 30-something writing about the internet, nostalgia, culture, entertainment, and life. Author, screenwriter, copywriter. www.carlyjhallman.com

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My dog Harpo in his favorite park


Express Yourself

Sometimes, being a writer means letting go of your goals

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Are we finally ready to stop worshipping at her altar?

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It’s easy to follow health guidelines, but it’s much harder to look away

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This Is Us

On the twee language of pregnancy and motherhood

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Closeup shot of an person holding a sonogram in front of their pregnant belly.
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Work-study was my way to a college education. But was spending time on a useless, low-paid job really worth it?

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This Is Us

It’s about so much more than advice-seeking and finger-pointing

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Black and white photo of a person on their laptop, face obscured.
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What Hollywood gets wrong and what we can do to make it right

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On the beauty of food, delivered to your door

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