Radiohead — Everything in its right place

This is not a hoorah- story of male-bashing. This is not a euphemism for bitterness. This is not in any way shape or form a tearing down of love. I write this in praise of love, true love, real love, the most important kinds of love. I write this with sheer optimism bathed in wisdom and logic over many years of data collected. I write this for others who may currently be looking for their “forever love”, in hopes that they might learn the lessons and methods that I now utilize in my…


In case you don’t remember your world history, Niccolò Machiavelli was a 16th century Renaissance man who wrote The Prince as an attempt to legitimize his credentials and loyalty to the new incumbent “Prince” taking over.

He wanted the new guy not to chop his head off or throw him in jail….kind of like Tyrion Lannister did the entire time in Game of Thrones. He was smart, and knew how to talk with conviction, and convince people to keep him as an advisor. Because, well, he’s awesome and smart. Duh. He just told you!

You’ve heard of him, whether or…


“Now I am older, than my mother and father, when they had their first daughter, now what does that say about me?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdN2bfov9JQ

Edit: A few months after I published this, we are now on much better terms.

I had a couple of stories floating around in my head that needed, and still need, to get out sooner or later. But, last night, I woke up in tears after a dreadfully realistic dream that I had lost my father. Not normal, calm, weeping. Loud, intense, like I was furiously exiting my mother’s womb all over again, afraid and tired and…


I met this guy, Ted, on Bumble in June of 2018 and had a neutral opinion. We talked Radiohead, psychedelics and skating. Fine, I gave him my number. I didn’t understand a lot of his slang, and thought he was a bit of a pest without following through, as most guys on these apps seemed to be. We lost “momentum”. About three or four weeks later, we matched on Tinder. …


March 1st, 2019 marked year one of me living outside of my marriage and consequently my ex-husband’s one full bedroom, rent-controlled (base rent of $1,600) apartment in the Mission District of San Francisco, California. I think it’s worth noting before I go further that we were married in the sense that we signed a paper to legally bind us so that I could have access to health benefits since my student health insurance was a joke, and we were already engaged so we figured it made sense.

When March 1st, 2018 began, it was my first day living in my…

Amanita Siordia Ortiz, M.S

Amanita is a single 33 year old Latinx pole dancing scientist. She loves history, politics, her dog, learning, growing and self expression.

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